“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.
“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.
Hisham Talaat and Mohsen al-Sukkari live free today, because no one cares about seeking justice for a woman about whom many rumors were spread, after enough time has passed for people to forget all about her. So sure, allow the contractor to return to his stature, and release the murderous officer from prison..
Lina was imprisoned again. The assiduous journalist, who was determined to accomplish the task assigned to her, the same way the Egyptian authorities were determined to restrict the work of the press and repress their freedoms.
“Nobody regards us as human beings or artists, we’re just a cog in their money-making machines. We are, literally, tools in other people’s hands.” What do some of the makers of Ramadan Television series have to say about having to work during a pandemic?