It’s the 23rd of June 2014. I’m in Sydney, Australia – the hometown of a rather distinguished journalist, Peter Greste. He’s a household name now in many parts of the world – less because of his sterling accomplishments, and more because of something he never did. He was never a terrorist, nor did he ever aid them or their nefarious agendas – but that’s what he is currently on trial for in Egypt.
The Egyptian prison system is already at bursting point – by some estimates, 40,000 people have been detained since last year for various reasonsH.A. Hellyer