“Shawkan is desperate; he has no hope whatsoever to get out of detention. We, his family, have no hope as well. There’s nothing left to be done that we have not already tried,” Shawkan’s brother Mohammed Abou-Zeid told Daily News Egypt.
Following more than 850 days in remand, Photojournalist Mahmoud Abou-Zeid, better known as Shawkan, will stand trial on 2 February in the case of “Rabaa sit-in dispersal” after being held in pretrial detention for over two years, which does not comply with Egypt’s penal code.
Video by Ahmed Hendawy and Asmaa Gamal,
Edited: Omar Korashi