Egyptian Prisons

Atallah Sleim
It seems that Egypt, the country with the biggest population in the Arab world, intends to also own the region’s largest prison. Meanwhile, our fear is that the whole country is being turned into one big prison… 
Reed Matar
“On the first day after my arrest I asked to go to the bathroom, but the officer refused. The next day I asked him again and explained I had my period. He laughed. When they removed my blindfold, I discovered my clothes were soaked in blood.”
Tamer Mawafi
Combatting violence against women in Egypt remains an uphill battle. Yet, the success of Storybook, which allows women to anonymously share their experiences, offers a glimmer of hope.
Ahmad Mohammad
“Homosexuals are beaten and physically violated. The reason is that the authorities perceive homosexuality as a moral and sexual deviation for women and a breach of manliness for men.”
Khaled El-Masri
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
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