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Prisons in the time of COVID-19
Hadeer El-Mahdawy | “Right now we’re looking at a black hole that is swallowing the entire prison system.”
New stories in exile: Anno Kachina
Hadeer El-Mahdawy | Nine years ago, millions of Egyptians took to the streets in revolt against a regime that had been in
Malak al-Kashif: Becoming a woman
Nada Arafat | Malak might be the first out transperson detained in connection with a political case in Egypt.
Thinking with Alaa
Khaled Fahmy | "When I demand my right to read and write, I am not asking for a luxury."
Lawyers: New case against Qassas a tactic to keep political prisoners jailed beyond 2-year remand detention limit
Haridy anticipates a number of political prisoners near the 2-year limit will be added to the case
Between prison and the outside world: The messengers of last resort
Hadeer El-Mahdawy | The letters from prison usually contain simple, heartfelt requests from prisoners.
‘Hospitals are for the dying’: Medical negligence inside Egyptian prisons
Hadeer El-Mahdawy | Rights groups have repeatedly warned that conditions in Egypt’s prisons are far below standards
Probation: The (illegal) half-life created by nights inside a police station
Mohamed Ashraf Abu Emaira and Mohamed Hamama | Thousands of Egyptians are on a form of probation that violates Egyptian law
Innocence behind bars: The fate of Egypt’s minors at the mercy of criminal and military courts
Mahmoud Wakea | Mada Masr looked into 35 cases of minors who have appeared before criminal and military courts
 
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Opinion
Mirette Moenes
Six steps the Prison Authority should take immediately in light of the COVID-19 pandemic
If – or rather, when – the virus gets into prisons, it will be nearly impossible to contain it.
Yasmin El-Rifae
Language after brutality
Is it enough to tell the stories of those who are more definitively silenced?
Alaa Abd El Fattah
A personal introduction to viciousness in enmity
The story is not about prisoners’ health, but the health of the nation.
 
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News
Resetting the prison clock: Abouel Fotouh charged in new case days before completing maximum two years in remand detention
Cold cells: Demands for warmth for prisoners
UN rights review roundly criticizes Egypt over prison conditions, civil society violations, discrimination
Handicrafts, ostriches and football: Journalists, public figures taken on stage-managed tour of Tora Prison Complex
Public Prosecution inspection team finds conditions in Tora ‘adequate’ despite widespread prisoner accounts of abuse, medical negligence
Alaa Abd El Fattah and his lawyer recount humiliation and beatings in maximum-security prison
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Cartoons
Cartoon: The era of love
Andeel | Teacher: "What happens to those who don't love Papa Sisi, kids?"Kids: "They go to jail, miss!"