For some reason, I always had a feeling that I would end up in prison.
Somewhere at the edge of my awareness, I thought I would end up being a prisoner of conscience for speaking against injustice in some part of the world. I remember reading prison memoirs, etching in my mind the ways prisoners said they survived their torture, just in case I would need these strategies myself. This bizarre fear turned out to come true, but not for myself; my younger sister Aya is the one who is imprisoned in Egypt.
Today is the 900th day that Aya has been held in illegal pretrial detention over absurd and unfounded charges.… Seguir leyendo »