Posts By: Cat Lucas

A Letter from Tora Prison, Cairo: Galal El-Behairy

  Opening: You, something in the heart, unspoken, something in the throat, the last wish of a man on the gallows when the hour of hanging comes, the great need for oblivion; you, prison and death, free of charge; you, the truest meaning of man, the word ‘no’— I kiss your hand and, preparing for

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Bahrain: NGOs call for release of human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja on seventh anniversary of his arrest

Seven years ago this month, renowned human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja was dragged from his home in Bahrain, tortured, tried in a military court, and sentenced to life in prison for his peaceful role in 2011 protests. Today, 5 April, on Al-Khawaja’s 57th birthday, the undersigned human rights organisations call for his immediate release and

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