There was just a thunderstorm and it turned Cairo into Gotham
The guys downstairs just opened up a women’s clothes shop so they strung up all kinds of colorful lights and had a party to celebrate. الف مبروك
So I got to hang out with Hamdeen Sabbahi today. He’s running for president and e looks like a super villain from a batman movie
Ahmed Holayel, a 24 year old lawyer who was arrested by plainclothes police while on his was to see a hospitalized friend who was shot on 25 January. He was shackled to a chair and interrogated by state security, even though he had paperwork proving he was a lawyer. Abdelhalim Abdallah and I put together a story for Daily News Egypt on arbitrary detentions and torture in Egyptian prisons, which can be found here: http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2014/02/17/young-behind-bars/
A woman arrested from al-azhar university speaking at a press conference for a group called “freedom for the gallant”. While imprisoned she was sexually assaulted and forced to say that sisi was a hero, among other things. 22000 have been arrested since Morsi’s ouster, many of them pulled at random from the streets. The ministry of interior recently released a statement claiming that they don’t torture prisoners.
On a scale from 1 to 10 this is the most excited I’ve ever been about an id. Honestly still shocked someone gave me a job as a journalist.
Power outage. But not really.
I’ve had more passport photos taken in Egypt in the last five months than the 21.5 years I’ve spent in other places. Got this masterpiece done at the Mugamma this morning, sitting under a poster that said “Sisi (for) president, yes to the 25 January Revolution, yes to the 30 June revolution” then “Masr om el donya” across the bottom.