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Released political detainees wonder: ‘Did we go to jail for nothing?’

“Did we go to jail for nothing?” This was the recurrent question raised by several former political detainees, recently released under a presidential pardon on Eid Al-Adha. “We are depressed, because when we got out of prison we realised that nothing has changed,” said Abdullah Zaki. Zaki was released from Tora Prison, after spending nearly …

Amira El-Fekki

A year behind bars: Mahmoud ‘Shawkan’ Abou Zied

One year ago Egypt witnessed the bloodiest day in its recent history. On 14 August 2013 police forces moved to disperse two protest camps in support of the ousted president Mohamed Morsi. Human Rights Watch says at least 904 people were killed that day according to the group’s recent report released earlier this week. The …

Joel Gulhane

Beltagy, others appear in court

Beltagy and controversial imam and Muslim Brotherhood supporter Safwat Hegazy appeared in court in Cairo’s Tora Prison for the torture of two police officers at a pro-Mohamed Morsi sit-in at Rabaa Al-Adaweya Mosque in Nasr City.

Aaron T. Rose