Gamal Al-Gamal

On February 22, 2021, upon returning to Cairo from exile in Turkey, freelance columnist Al-Gamal was detained and charged with spreading false news, joining a terrorist organization, and inciting… More

Galal El Behairy

Galal El-Behairy | Status: Imprisoned | Egypt

Galal El-Behairy is an Egyptian poet, lyricist, and activist who has been in detention in Tora Prison in Cairo since March 2018. More

Khaled Lofty

Lofty was arrested and imprisoned on charges of false news and divulging military secrets for translating and distrbuting The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel, a book by… More

Sanaa Seif

Seif, an opinion writer and filmmaker, went to Tora Prison to receive a letter from her brother, blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah, where she was attacked. When reporting the… More

Sayed Shehta

Shehta, the deputy managing editor of Youm7, was arrested by security forces on August 30, 2020. Days earlier, he tested positive for COVID-19 and was self isolating. He lost… More

Abdo Fayed

Fayed, an Egyptian journalist and online commentator, remains detained since May 2020, charged with disinformation and joining a terrorist group. The detention followed a series of Facebook posts in… More

Amer Abdel Moneim

Moneim writes political opinion articles including criticism of President El-Sisi’s policies. His latest writing for the Egyptian Institute for Studies analyzes geopolitics and domestic policies. In December 2020, he… More

Amin El-Mahdy

El-Mahdy, a writer and publisher, was arrested on September 9, 2020 because of a Facebook post calling the Egyptian President “a murderer, traitor, coward, and thief.” He was released… More

Alaa Abd El Fattah | Status: Detained | Egypt

Alaa Abd El Fattah is an Egyptian activist, software developer, and blogger. After being sentenced to a month of jail in absentia, he received a five years sentence in… More

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