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TADMOR PRISON | SYRIA

December 17, 2018

KICK-OFF WORKSHOP IN BERLIN

The first workshop of the MENA Prison Forum took place in Berlin from 28-30 November 2018, bringing together experts from a wide range of disciplines, each with their own angle on carceral concerns. Psychologists, lawyers, human rig...

November 21, 2018

Snapshots of the wonderful “Untitled” premiere at the Zoukak Sidewalks Festival in Beirut!

November 7, 2018

When the body keeps the memory... "Untitled" is the first project of the MENA Prison Forum: A theatre-performance with Former Lebanese Political Detainees in Syrian Prisons.

"Untitled" will premiere at the Zoukak Sidewalks Festival on Sunday, November 11,...

September 19, 2018

22-year-old Abdelrahman al-Gendy writes about explaining to the guards in Tora prison what a magic wand is and his attempts to perform magic tricks with it.

"I take pleasure in thinking about the similarities between me and Harry. Before my nineteenth birthday...

September 15, 2018

France admits systematic torture during Algeria war for first time. 

Audin’s family have for years been seeking the truth over his disappearance. An assistant professor at the University of Algiers, Audin was 25 when he was arrested at his home by French parat...

August 1, 2018

On July 31, the Egyptian Military court sentenced Galal El-Behairy to three years in jail for “publishing false news” and “insulting the army” through his poetry.

Galal El-Behairy is an Egyptian poet, lyricist, and activist who has been in detention in Tora Pr...

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"Untitled" | The premiere

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