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Ayman Ali Mousa, an Egyptian engineering student at the British University in Cairo who is serving a 15-year prison sentence, wrote a letter from his cell on his 23rd birthday. Ayman was first arrested in October 2013 during protests against...

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Al-Monitor carried out an interview with a former political prisoner and award-winning lawyer, Mahienour el-Massry. Mahienour el-Massry has been arrested and detained twice since 2013, and was released in August 2016 after serving 15 months in prison after her second arrest. In the...

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The following blog post was originally written in Arabic to Aljazeera on September 6, 2016 by a young Muslim Brotherhood prisoner, Gafar al-Zafaraani, held at a maximum-security prison in Cairo. It sheds light on the dynamics taking place in Egyptian prisons...

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Ibrahim Halawa was arrested in August 2013 and has been detained in horrific conditions ever since. The Halawa family have been working with Irish MPs to press for justice for Ibrahim. By Somaia Halawa: As the days get closer to...

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There are two types of abuse in prison in Egypt: mental and physical. Verbal abuse doesn’t even count. If I had to choose, I would always choose the physical abuse – anything mental is 100 times worse. This is a...

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Irish student, Ibrahim Halawa, who was arrested three years ago on Wednesday (August 17, 2013) for taking part in a peaceful protest in Egypt has written a letter to mark the anniversary, apologising for not being around to his parents,...

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Omar Mohammed Ali and his two friends were abducted from the street in Egypt last year. He was tortured to make a video “confession” and now faces a lifetime in jail. As his family appeals, he tells Amnesty International how military...

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Custody for lawyer and human rights activist Malek Adly, as well as Sayed al-Banna and Sayed Jabir, has been renewed for another 15 days for the third time in a row. The charge filed against them is spreading roumors that...

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EgyptWatch has accessed a letter from a detainee of the annex prison of Wadi Natrun that details the suffering of detainees due to the ill-treatment being meted out to them by the prison administration. Among the challenges faced by them is the...

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A testimony given by Gehad el-Haddad's wife, through Gehad's Mother, about the lawlessness and violations suffered by political prisoners at Aqrab Prison. Gehad el-Haddad's wife paid him a visit in Aqrab cemetery (i.e. Aqrab Prison) after we pleaded with him...

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