Category: prisons

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Higher than fabric: Mansour Omari and Syria’s secret prisons

You hear the gallery before you see it – a mournful folk melody, then a man’s voice reciting other men’s names, hometowns, and mobile phone numbers. Then you see the five display cases. Each one contains a piece of a shirt, tilted so you can read the names, hometowns, and phone numbers still being recited…

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Ibrahim Halawa on lifestyles in Egyptian prisons and freedom

Dublin, Ireland – Ibrahim Halawa gazes across a few hundred metres of green land to his old high school. “There’s a swing and a lake over there,” he says, pointing to the side of the stately Georgian building, a private school for boys. “We used to swing and throw ourselves into the lake. Free-falling felt so…