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

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Ahdaf Soueif

A prominent English-language novelist, Soueif was arrested on March 18, 2020 for protesting for the release of Egyptians left vulnerable to coronavirus in overcrowded prisons. She is currently detained… More

Hassan Nafaa

Political science professor Nafaa was arrested in September 2019 just days after he criticized President El-Sisi in the press. His detention was part of a wave of 1,400 dissident… More

Ibrahim Al-Husseini

In December 2018, Al-Husseini was arrested on charges of “inciting protests” for social media posts criticizing authoritarian rule and religious extremism in Egypt. He was released on bail in… More

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Ismail Alexandrani

A researcher and journalist specializing in counterterrorism in the North Sinai, Alexandrani was arrested in November 2015 and charged with spreading government secrets. After 2 years in pretrial detention,… More