Talks: Organized by MPF and UMAM D&R
TRIED BUT NOT TESTED
A Conversation with Saif al-Islam Eid
The MENA Prison Forum is pleased to host a discussion of its recently published log Tried but not Tested: Memoires of an Imprisoned Student by Egyptian researcher Saif al-Islam Eid. The session will entail a discussion with the author and will be moderated by Hana Jaber and Mina Ibrahim.
Time: Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 8 pm Beirut time.
Language: Presentation will be in Arabic with English Translation.
The subsequent discussion will be both in Arabic and English.
Deadline for registration: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 by 11:59 Beirut time.
On January 24, 2014, first year university student Saif al-Islam Eid was arrested at a checkpoint while traveling to the north of Egypt. He was accused of plotting against the public order and locked up as a political prisoner just like thousands, possibly tens of thousands, of other Egyptians. Eid was released about a year later, having endured a traumatic experience inside prison while also being forced to miss his college exams. Eid focuses on his desire to study and sit for exams, not the physical mistreatment, in the memoir he wrote a few years later about this trying time. Eid's drive in sitting for exams represents the desire of many to further their education and expand their thinking—and the roadblocks the Egyptian regime places in their way.