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1000 days imprisoned: Poet Galal El-Behairy

Updated: Sep 9


Today 27th of November 2020 marks 1000 days since Galal El-Behairy was arrested.



In February 2018 Egyptian artist Ramy Essam released a song and music video, Balaha. Lyricist of the song, poet Galal El-Behairy and web designer Mustafa Gamal have been imprisoned in Egypt since. Director of the music video Shady Habash died in custody after being jailed for almost 800 days.


On 31st of July 2018, poet Galal El-Behairy was sentenced to 3 years in prison and a 10 000 L.E. fine by the Military Court in Cairo, for his unpublished book of poetry, The Finest Women On Earth. Galal also faced charges in a Civilian Court case concerning Balaha, which he has been released from. However, he stays imprisoned, having been sentenced already in the Military Court.


New music and poetry


Today Ramy Essam's new song and music video El Amiis El Karoo (The Flannel Shirt) has been released.





Read more about Galal:

- Open letter from PEN and Artists At Risk

- UN human rights experts urge release of poet/songwriter

- ARC Story: Galal El-Behairy


Read more about the case >

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