April 2019: Spotlight – artists released from prison

3 May 2019

Poet Galal El-Behairy has been detained on charges of insulting the Egyptian army and Islam over lyrics for a song and latest poetry book.

Egyptian poet Galal El-Behairy has been conditionally released from a Civilian Court-imposed sentence that he received for his art. However, he will stay in prison after being sentenced to three years and receiving a 480 euro fine for his unreleased poetry book.

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