In letter, Egyptian photojournalist describes his over 600 days of detention as 'unbearable'

April 7, 2015 3:12 PM

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In letter, Egyptian photojournalist describes his over 600 days of detention as 'unbearable'

In this May 2011 file photo, photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zied, known as "Shawkan," poses for a photograph during his graduation photo exhibit at Akhbar el Youm Academy in Cairo, Egypt. 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. Shawkan 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. (AP Photo/Randa Shaath, File) (The Associated Press)

In this May 2011 file photo, photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zied, known as "Shawkan," poses for a photograph during his graduation photo exhibit at Akhbar el Youm Academy in Cairo, Egypt. Shawkan was arrested in August 2013 while taking photographs of the government’s violent dispersal of a sit-in by s...

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