Ashraf Hamdi

Ashraf Hamdi

A political commentator and cartoonist, Ashraf Hamdi was arrested on January 25, 2021 after reposting a cartoon for the 10-year anniversary of the 2011 uprising which led to the… More

Abdel Nasser Salama

Abdel Naser Salama, a columnist and political commentator, was arrested in July 2021 for a Facebook post in which he called for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi to resign. Currently held… More

Ahmed Abdo Muhammad Maher

Maher is an Egyptian author, lawyer, and thinker charged with “contempt for Islam” for his book criticizing religious extremism. Charged in October 2021, less than a month later he… More

Gamal Al-Gamal

A freelance columnist and well-known critic of President El-Sisi’s policies, Al-Gamal left Egypt in 2017. On February 22, 2021, upon returning from exile in Turkey, he was detained and… 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 distributing The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel, a book by… More

Sanaa Seif

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