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Released political detainees wonder: ‘Did we go to jail for nothing?’

“Did we go to jail for nothing?” This was the recurrent question raised by several former political detainees, recently released under a presidential pardon on Eid Al-Adha. “We are depressed, because when we got out of prison we realised that nothing has changed,” said Abdullah Zaki. Zaki was released from Tora Prison, after spending nearly …

A young boy suffers from the effects of the tear gas shot by security forces on Mohamed Mahmoud Street in November 2011. (DNE / Laurence Underhill)

Child abuse cases in Egypt peak in September

By Engy Adham A total number of 204 child abuse cases were recorded in September by the Egyptian Foundation for Advancement of Childhood Conditions (EFACC). The EFACC released a report, documenting child abuse cases that have been highlighted in both governmental and non-governmental, newspapers and websites. According to the EFACC’s September report, 339 children in …

Egypt crosses bridge over Suez Canal into Sinai (Public Domain)

What is left of ‘October’s Sinai’?

The Sinai Peninsula, once restored, now faces the greatest challenges since the Egyptian army crossed the Suez Canal in 1973 to triumph over the occupying Israeli forces. The already marginalised populace endures the consequences of a militant insurgency and heavy army operations. Daily News Egypt spoke to a politicians, residents, and experts to assess Sinai, …