The recent killing of a young female doctor in Cairo was no incident. It was an extreme yet logical consequence of a Stasi-like system of 1,000 eyes, in which doormen and neighbors serve as moral watchdogs over any woman who dares living alone.
Kafka meets Orwell in Egypt’s surreal brave new world, where a like, share or post on Facebook may land you behind bars for “supporting terrorism” or “insulting the regime.” We present five case studies.
Survivors of Syrian prisons and families of those still detained or missing launched the Truth and Justice charter. Their message is simple: stop the torture and reveal the fate of the tens of thousands people missing. Aim is to ensure the detainees and missing are not lost in the negotiations over a resolution to the war. Only then the Syrian conflict can ever be truly ended.
“Good morning mom. How are you doing? I know you’re traveling, but you are the best mom ever!” Thus Khaled Al-Sayyad sent a heart-wrenching video message to his mother, Sulafa, who had decided not to tell him she was in prison.
As soon as President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi grabbed power in 2013, efforts were launched to eradicate everything related to the 2011 revolution. Recently, the authorities have opted for a happy pink to pretty things up…
While most Egyptian detainees suffer from torture, ill treatment and inhumane penitentiary conditions, musician Hani Mehanna recently described the life of luxury he enjoyed in one of the country’s five-star prisons for the rich and famous
Due to the corona pandemic women refugees in Egypt often have no other choice than to work as a domestic to make a living. As a result, sexual violence has sharply increased. Three women tell their stories.