Galal El-Behairy conditionally released from the Civilian Court Case
Poet Galal El-Behairy has been conditionally released in Cairo from the Civilian Court case that he faced because of his art. However, sadly he will stay imprisoned, having been sentenced to 3 years in prison because of his unpublished book of poetry The Finest Women on Earth.
Galal El-Behairy was arrested on March 3, 2018. On July 31, 2018 he was sentenced to 3 years in prison and 10 000 L.E. fine in the Military Court in Cairo, for insulting the military and spreading false news, because of his poetry.
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“A Letter from Tora Prison” (Arabic & English)
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“The Tartan Shirt” written in Tora prison, Cairo, Egypt on June 27, 2018. The poem is written in Egyptian (Arabic), and was published by PEN centres around the world on August 11.
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Read the new poem by Galal El-Behairy written in December 2018 from behind bars (in Egyptian Arabic).
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