Portrait of an Egyptian Criminal
Take a look at six of Egypt's most dangerous criminals, currently detained. Try not to be terrified by their photos.
Job: Human Rights Activist and Lawyer at EIPR
Arrested by plain clothes police officers while buying water from a kiosk
Main conviction charges: Thuggery
Serving a 2 year sentence.
Job: Freelance Photojournalist
Arrested on the job, taking photos of the dispersal of pro-Muslim Brotherhood protestors at Raba'a
Main conviction charges: None. Held without trial for 2 years. The maximum period to hold a detainee without trial has been exceeded. However due to the dangerous threats he poses, he is still detained.
Mahienour El Masry
Job: Human Rights Lawyer
Went to court of her own free will
Main conviction charges: Breaking into police station and assaulting police officers
Serving 2 year sentence
Esraa El Taweel
Job: Amateur photojournalist
Snatched while having dinner in Maadi with friends and was kept blindfolded for 15 days not knowing where she was.
Main conviction charges: Spreading false news. Not yet tried legally by a court.
Arrested while walking home for wearing a t-shirt that says “Nation Without Torture.”
Main conviction charges: None. Held for almost 2 years without trial. Endured torture.
Arrested at his home.
Main convicting charges: Vandalism, inciting violence, breaking protest law
Sentenced to life in prison.
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