There are an estimated 50,000 Iraqi prisoners, half of whom are on death row. Torture and abuse are common place. Living conditions in the overcrowded prisons are awful. Not much seems to have changed since Saddam’s days.
Anything goes in Egypt’s theater of the absurd. Two young girls have been sentenced to up to 10 years behind bars for promoting the Likee app on TikTok. A Cairo judge qualified it as “human trafficking.”