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Ibrahim Halawa is an Irish student who, at the age of 17, was arrested while on holiday to Cairo and charged with causing deaths and criminal damage. He had attended a protest with his three older sisters, and while they...

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Detainee Ahmed Nasr Obaid has sent a distress message to whomsoever it may concern calling upon them to save his life from death which shall inevitably consume him inside the prisons. He talks about his continuing hunger strikes and clarifies...

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Amid heated conversations around Egypt about everything from a looming fiscal crisis to security apparatus abuses, former political prisoner Mohamed Soltan has refrained from personalising the advocacy efforts for political prisoners in Egypt – until he learned of troubling news...

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Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid (known as “Shawkan”) has spent nearly 1,000 days in jail after photographing the violent response of security forces to a sit-in protest in Cairo. He has been tortured in detention and now faces trumped-up charges...

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Activist and surgeon Ahmed Said was jailed in November 2015 after being accused of taking part in a protest to commemorate people who died during Egypt’s 2011 uprising. From prison, he wrote this letter to the outside world. All the...

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Islam Khalil narrates his forcible disappearance, 200 days in pretrial detention Two hundred days ago, security forces stormed a house in Santa (a district in Gharbiya Governorate) after midnight on May 24. They arrested a young man called Nour Khalil,...

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Below is the translation of an open letter written by Abdullah Al Fakhrani, an Egyptian journalist and the founder of Rassd News Network who is currently imprisoned in Egypt. My friend, you ask me to talk about freedom of expression...

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