Category: Guardian

Egypt’s Arab Spring – 5 Years Later

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Released on 25 January 2016, our second documentary for the Guardian looking at the 5 Year Anniversary of the Arab Spring.
Two years ago, Egypt’s government detained Mahmoud Hussein for wearing an anti-torture t-shirt. He is thought to be the youngest prisoner of conscience in the Arab world. By law, he should be released today. But will he be? We made this film for The Guardian about his Arab Spring.
Watch the film: http://gu.com/p/4g527/sbl
UPDATE: The Egyptian government has broken their own laws and decided NOT to release or try Mahmoud, despite exceeding the 2-year limit of pre-trial detention. Here is a link to the Amnesty petition for the release of Mahmoud if you want to do something after watching the film: