Egypt Photojournalist Describes Detention of Over 600 Days

April 7, 2015 3:14 PM

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An Egyptian photojournalist who has spent over 600 days locked up without any charges describes his prison as a "cemetery" and his indefinite detention as "psychologically unbearable" in a letter published by a rights group.

Mahmoud Abou-Zeid, known by his nickname Shawkan, was arrested in August 2013 while taking photographs of the government's violent dispersal of a sit-in by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Over 600 people were killed in the dispersal.

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