When imprisoned in a “reserve prison”, you are not given a specific timeframe for your release, and successive renewals of your stay there may take place indefinitely. This type of prison in Egypt, is often called the ‘Forgotten Prison’, the same one in which Shadi Habash died a few months ago, after he realized that he had too, been forgotten.
“We will go on.” That’s how Sanaa Seif concluded the description of the abuse they were subjected to. This case reminds us of the countless stances of this loud-voiced family in defending their rights.
Menna Abdel-Aziz’s circulating video was a shocking event that gave us a reality check and placed us in the face of a revolting scene. The scene confirms to women that even if they were to walk away from the public sphere into the virtual one, they will still get dragged out of that space and get violated on a daily basis. It pushes the unfortunate narrative that they will continue to be carrying their beautiful bodies around like a burden, like Sisyphus’s boulder, on their backs.
“Ramy Essam is not responsible for Shady’s death. It is the regime that is responsible for the imprisonment and death, there’s no need to lay the blame on Ramy and acquit the police, the regime and the jailers”.