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journalist Peter Greste, who spent 400 days in an Egyptian prison on trumped-up charges, has opened a new chapter in his life by joining the University of Queensland as a professor of journalism and communication. Mr Greste, who has become a prominent voice for press freedom and freedom of speech ...
In an interview with Newstalk's Pat Kenny, the now 21-year-old reflected on the horrors he endured in the Egyptian prisons: "Looking back, I think, how did I go ... He said: "I was moved to one of the worst prisons in Egypt for two and a half years, that's when there was more torture, more beatings and hunger ...

Egyptian prison authorities executed on Jan. 2 five inmates who had been sentenced to death, four of them over a bombing that killed military cadets, security officials said. The hangings came days after the execution of 15 inmates convicted of attacking police and the military in the largest mass execution ...
Ibrahim Halawa has said he is still suffering from stomach pains and is being treated for a heart condition after four years of maltreatment in prison in Egypt. Mr Halawa, from Firhouse, Tallaght, in south Dublin, was released from prison in Cairo in October, a month after his acquittal on all charges relating to a protest against ...
Egyptian prison authorities executed on Tuesday five inmates who had been sentenced to death, four of them over a bombing that killed military cadets, security officials said. The hangings came days after the execution of 15 inmates convicted of attacking police and the military in the largest mass ...
Inside the cockroach-ridden hell hole Egyptian prison where Brit Laura Plummer is likely to serve sentence. British tourist Laura ... AN EX-INMATE at an Egyptian prison where Laura Plummer may serve her sentence has revealed the hell hole conditions she may have to endure. Pete farmer, 45, was ...

JAILED Brit Laura Plummer will spend at least ten months in a notorious Egyptian jail even if her appeal is successful, the sun can reveal. The shop assistant from Hull was pinning her hopes of an early release from her three-year sentence at Qena prison on the appeal, having been jailed for flying to the ...
'Naive' tourist jailed for possessing illegal painkillers moved to 'bad' Egyptian prison. Laura Plummer (33) accidentally pleaded guilty in court. Photo credit: Family handout 1 Laura Plummer (33) accidentally pleaded guilty in court. Photo credit: Family handout/PA Wire. Dave Higgens. December 27 2017 ...
'She'll die': Family of Brit jailed for drug smuggling fear she won't survive three years in hellish Egyptian prison. prisoners are housed in cramped squalid conditions, cut off from the outside world and shackled to bare concrete walls. The small cells, without electricity or fans to stave off the sweltering ...
"Egyptian prisons are full of hundreds of terrorists, and all of them are allowed prison visitations and treated like ordinary prisoners. This is very dangerous and certainly has a role in the terrorist operations that occur and kill hundreds of the army, police officers and ordinary citizens," Nasr Eddin said in a ...
As Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein marks one year of detention without charge in an Egyptian prison, the pan-Arab news network Al Jazeera released a statement revealing the conditions of his detention and condemning his repeated ongoing detention renewals. "Mahmoud was detained in ...
There are at least 20 journalists currently languishing in Egyptian prisons, according to a new report from the Committee to Protect Journalists. "I go through many phases of depression, and then I feel that I can't continue," says Zahra, who has adopted the role of family caretaker since her father's arrest.
The Egyptian prison-themed restaurant "Food crime" which had gained popularity due to its creative design was shut down by the relevant authorities on Saturday over expired food. Authorities in Mansoura said the restaurant was also operating without a license. Prior to its closure, "Food Crime" was doing ...
The Egyptian prison-themed restaurant "Food crime" which had gained popularity due to its creative design was shut down by the relevant authorities on Saturday over expired food. Authorities in Mansoura said the restaurant was also operating without a license. Prior to its closure, "Food Crime" was doing ...
human rights groups say torture and other abuses are rampant in Egyptian prisons. Egyptian officials deny any systematic abuse and say individuals are held accountable for any violations. Toward the end of Halawa's imprisonment, the Brotherhood - previously known for organizing inmates in detention ...
I'm writing this for the benefit of families who may have a family member trapped in a foreign prison, for other advocates and for my own closure. What I have learned could fill volumes. All the advocacy cases I have had in my career were domestic. Ahmed Hassan's case was on an internationallevel and it ...
One day you're there, one day you're in a prison in Egypt, one day you're back here again. It's not my school any more." He claims he was tortured in several jails, regularly stripped naked and beaten, denied exercise, served food with worms and cockroaches and taunted by guards who would attempt to ...

Brit 'drug smuggler' hauled away to notorious Egyptian prison before her mum could say goodbye. Laura Plummer was locked up for trying to take hundreds of Tramadol tablets into the country. Share; 28Comments. By. Daniel Kemp. Toby Meyjes. Rhian Lubin. Lucy Thornton. 20:07, 27 DEC 2017; Updated 20:10, 27 DEC ...
Starved, freezing and chained to a man almost beaten to death… What prison in Egypt is REALLY like, by a Brit who's been there. Alisdare Hickson spent nearly two months in captivity in Egypt in 2012, and lifts the lid on what jailed 'drug smuggler' Laura Plummer can expect as she serves her sentence.
Brit 'drug smuggler' jailed in Egyptian prison 'kicked and punched' by fellow lags. Laura Plummer was locked up for trying to take hundreds of Tramadol tablets into the country. Share; Comments. By. Daniel Kemp. Rhian Lubin. Lucy Thornton. 11:30, 27 DEC 2017; Updated 11:33, 27 DEC 2017. News. Laura has already ...
"This is a decent woman who has made a terrible mistake who shouldn't be incarcerated in any prison, never mind an Egyptian prison." Mr Turner, who is Labour MP for Hull East, said he had spoken to Ms Plummer's defence lawyer in Egypt who said she had 60 days to launch an appeal and he expected ...
CAIRO, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian prison authorities on Tuesday executed 15 people convicted of attacks on security forces in the restive North Sinai province, independent Youm7 news website reported. North Sinai province, a mostly desert area bordering Israel and the Palestinian Gaza Strip, has ...
"Egyptian prisons are full of hundreds of terrorists, and all of them are allowed prison visitations and treated like ordinary prisoners. This is very dangerous and certainly has a role in the terrorist operations that occur and kill hundreds of the army, police officers and ordinary citizens," Nasr Eddin said in a ...
There are at least 20 journalists currently languishing in Egyptian prisons, according to a new report from the Committee to Protect Journalists. "I go through many phases of depression, and then I feel that I can't continue," says Zahra, who has adopted the role of family caretaker since her father's arrest.
The Egyptian prison-themed restaurant "Food crime" which had gained popularity due to its creative design was shut down by the relevant authorities on Saturday over expired food. Authorities in Mansoura said the restaurant was also operating without a license. Prior to its closure, "Food Crime" was doing ...
I'm writing this for the benefit of families who may have a family member trapped in a foreign prison, for other advocates and for my own closure. What I have learned could fill volumes. All the advocacy cases I have had in my career were domestic. Ahmed Hassan's case was on an international level and it ...
Mrs Powell also played critical role in negotiations to release US activist Aya Hijazi from Egyptian prisons. Dina Habib Powell was born in Cairo in 1973, speaks fluent Arabic and immigrated with her parents to Texas at the age of four. She served in the George W. Bush administration as Assistant Secretary ...
The family of a woman from Hull who is being held in an Egyptian prison have spoken of their 'devastation' at facing Christmas without her. Laura Plummer, 33, could face the death penalty after being arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking in October. She was found to be carrying 290 tramadol and ...
Current conditions in the Egyptian prisons are causing the situation to become even more critical. Reforms are urgently needed, especially in how inmates are treated. torture and humiliation play right into the hands of extremist organisations. And denying inmates any contact with religious scholars further ...
One day you're there, one day you're in a prison in Egypt, one day you're back here again. It's not my school any more." He claims he was tortured in several jails, regularly stripped naked and beaten, denied exercise, served food with worms and cockroaches and taunted by guards who would attempt to ...
Translation: Food crime is an actual restaurant modelled after a prison in Egypt and the meals are called "execution" and "life". I personally am against this idea because it is unoriginal and doesn't show any form of solidarity to prisoners.
After spending four years in an Egyptian prison, Ibrahim Halawa was finally released last month. In his first radio interview since returning to ...
The 33-year-old has spent more than a month locked in an Egyptian prison, accused of trying to smuggle almost 300 Tramadol pills into the ...
Muslim Brotherhood supporters make up the bulk of political detainees and dominate social life in Egyptian prisons. Researcher Abdelrahman Ayyash, an ... Egyptian prison authorities did not return repeated requests for comment for this story. prisoners, researchers, and activists said violence between ...
A British woman languishing in an Egyptian prison after she was arrested for carrying painkillers into the country may face the death penalty.
Detained Nubian activist, Gamal Sorour, died on Saturday after being transferred to Aswan University hospital following a diabetic coma, ...
... called the "fascist regime" of Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and to help secure the release of 63 female dissidents being held in Egyptian prisons. He also accused Egyptian authorities of torturing and killing Italian doctoral student Giulio Regeni whom he claimed he saw in an Egyptian prison.
Egypt have released an Irish-Egyptian man detained for over four years on charges related to a 2013 Muslim Brotherhood protest in Cairo, his ...
Ibrahim Halawa arrives at Dublin airport after being acquitted of all charges and freed from prison in Egypt late last week. Photograph: Brian ...
... and held in solitary for months on end, Ola al-Qaradawi is being subjected to harsh treatment even by the grim standards of Egyptian prisons.
Ibrahim Halawa, 21, was arrested during a government crackdown on protesters in August 2013 and was tried along with nearly 500 other ...
It's been a month since Ibrahim Halawa was cleared of all charges against him in Egypt. Despite this, the 21 year old Dubliner remains locked ...
The government has said it shares the frustration over the delays in the release of Ibrahim Halawa from prison in Egypt. Mr Halawa, 21, from ...
... of all charges against him two weeks ago but he is still in prison in Egypt. ... The paperwork was expected to be sent to the Egyptian prison ...
After Egyptian secret police forces had arrested and illegally imprisoned 100 Uyghur students on 4 July 2017, the whereabouts of many of the ...
Ibrahim Halawa's release from prison in Egypt is a "matter of a short number of days" according to Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney.
Ibrahim Halawa said his four years in an Egyptian prison had been a 1 Ibrahim Halawa said his four years in an Egyptian prison had been a ...
An Irish citizen facing the death penalty has entered his fifth year of incarceration in Egypt without being brought to trial, a milestone that has ...
Egyptian prisons are not the best place for a kid to be," said Praveen ... 17, a U.S. citizen formerly of Galloway, is being held in a prison in Egypt.
As Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein marks one year of detention without charge in an Egyptian prison, the pan-Arab news network Al Jazeera released a statement revealing the conditions of his detention and condemning his repeated ongoing detention renewals. "Mahmoud was detained in ...


 

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