The photographer and director Shady Habash died in an Egyptian prison at the age of 24. He was arrested in 2018 after producing a music video insulting the country’s president, Jonathan Guyer (Egypt, 2015-2017) writes in The American Prospect.
“Under the tyrannical and paranoid regime of former General Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, there is no space for creatives like Habash,” he writes. “And now, as the Egyptian government has run out of people to repress, it is cracking down on apolitical online personalities and Instagram influencers.”
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Photo: A London protest against a visit by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi