Ex-convict’s drawings reveal life behind bars in Egypt

A sketch of sleeping prisoners by the artist and ex-political convict Yassin Mohamed is seen during his interview with Reuters in Cairo, Egypt April 24, 2019. Picture taken April 24, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

CAIRO (Reuters) – Some sketches reflect the pain and isolation of prison life, others show inmates lying on the floor, reading or cooking. Together, the dozens of pictures drawn by ex-convict Yassin Mohamed give a rare glimpse of life in Egypt’s jails. Mohamed was first detained in 2013 aged 18 and spent five years in […]

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