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The struggle for prison letters: How the National Security Agency controls access to correspondence for detainees

Abdelrahman ElGendy says letters were a crucial lifeline for him during the six years he spent locked up in five different prisons between 2013 and 2020. “Letters were not only important, they literally saved my life,” he says. “I was only living because I was looking forward to them from …

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Fears grow for Egyptians in US over Cairo’s transnational repression campaign

Apparent inaction from the Biden administration in the face of Egypt’s campaign of repression against dissidents abroad has led to a heightened climate of fear for activists and their families, Egyptian activists, academics and rights groups have said.

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