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Mahienour El-Masry ماهينور المصري

We Shall Continue

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Mahienour al-Massry, imprisoned on charges based on the Protest Law, writes from her prison cell: Khaled Said's anniversary has passed without reviving his memory, while at the same time one of Mubarak's men has been inaugurated to rule the state, a man who says he will deliver the martyrs' rights. Nonetheless, he is imprisoned thousands of oppressed individuals in prisons, and until we are delivered the rights of the martyrs the revolution will continue. As I said in my ...

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“Down with this Classist Society”: A Letter from Mahienour El-Masry

[Image originally posted to Flickr by Gigi Ibrahim.]

[The following is an English translation of a letter circulating in social media by Egyptian activist Mahienour El-Masry, who is currently serving a two-year prison sentence for allegedly organizing an unauthorized protest during the Khalid Said murder retrial. The letter was translated by Reem Abou-El-Fadl.] I do not know much about what is going on outside, ever since the sentence against me was upheld. But I can imagine, based on what we used to ...

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عندما تضطهد الثورة المضادة الحلقة الأضعف

 "انتم تبع مرسي والا السيسي؟"، هذا ليس سؤالا في جلسة نقاش سياسي على مقهى، بل هو سؤال وجهته النيابة إلى أحد اللاجئين السوريين، عقب القبض عليه أثناء محاولته الخروج من مصر، بعد أن كان متواجدا فيها بشكل شرعي لشهور. هذا السؤال العبثي يلخص مأساة اللاجئين السوريين والفلسطينيين في مصر، فعلى الرغم من أن التهم التي يواجهونها لا علاقة لها بمرسي ولا السيسي، ولكنها تُظهر كيف أن خطاب الكراهية الذي أخذ يزداد بتأثير من إعلاميين مثل يوسف الحسيني وغيره، بات شائعا حتى في تحقيقات ...

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