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 first letter, even if the court upheld my sentence, and even if I am granted a new jail sentence in the Raml police station case (the court session will take place on 16 June), still ... we shall continue. And by the way, our sacrifices are unaccountable compared to the suffering and anguishes of the impoverished. I repeat again that the prison ward related to public funds fraud–where I am imprisoned, it is not what we think it is. It is not for criminals and mogul corrupt individuals but specifically for the poor who cannot provide for themselves and are imprisoned for defaulting on the payment of installments or small loans. That is why a frail regime like this one will not stand for long.
I refuse all kinds of amnesty, because the regime is the one that is supposed to ask for amnesty from the people. I will not leave my prison until the Protest Law is abolished completely.
Down with all traitors ... Military junta, feloul (regime remnants), Muslim Brotherhood ...
Block 1, Cell 8
Damanhour women`s prison
June 10, 2014
[This article originally appeared on Mada Masr.]