TOPIC prison conditions
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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
After 3 years in prison, student searches desperately for her missing fiancé
Mai Shams El-Din | Asmaa Hamdy’s fiancé was forcibly disappeared a week before her release
Disappeared, detained and tortured for no reason: Islam Khalil recounts his story
Heba Afify | A few weeks after being released from prison, Islam Khalil looks back at his detention conditions.
Story of medical neglect: Former prisoner Mohand Ehab dies from leukemia
Jano Charbel | Mohand Ehab died on Monday due to complications related to leukaemia that worsened while he was imprisoned
Stories of prison visits, ongoing hardship
Hadeer El-Mahdawy | Families of Egyptian prisoners recount brief, irregular visits, and the arbitrary banning of goods from
Ramadan behind bars
Haitham Gabr | As children were busy preparing decorations and putting them up in the streets ahead of Ramadan, and
 
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Opinion
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.
Alaa Abd El Fattah
Jan 25, 5 years on: The only words I can write are about losing my words
Five years ago on what would turn out to be the last normal day of my life I sat down at my desk in a
 
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News
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
Rights groups: 2 Ramses crackdown detainees subjected to invasive physical exams that amount to ‘torture’
Transgender detainees arrested in post-Ramses Station crackdown face adverse prison conditions
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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!"