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.
“I saw Owais on the ground, soaked in his own blood, and his father was next to him, unable to stand on his feet.” Here is the story of Owais, the man who was killed by the Egyptian police in front of his own father.
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.
It is sad that these so-called “erotic parties”, occupied the headlines within days, instead of the term “rape”, in addition to the ignorant views the word “gay parties” harbor. These “parties” harbor features of chaos and unrest on the one hand, and the upper and influential classes on the other.
As an independent media platform committed, in word and deed, to support women’s rights and gender justice, and because we believe in the crucial need to contribute in combating all forms of sexual and gender-based violence, “Daraj” is keen to inform its readers about its decision to suspend its collaboration with Egyptian journalist Hisham Allam.
I accidentally saw a hashtag calling for accountability for the murderer of a girl who has the same name as mine. The victim did not only have my name; but she was also a rural Egyptian young girl, who was the mother to one child, and was married to a non-Egyptian, just like me.