In Egypt, Detention of Female Students Drags On

The appeal date for the Al-Azhar University students is postponed to April 2. The young women were detained in what is being described as the biggest roundup of Egyptians in two decades; AP reports an unofficial detention figure of 16,000.

After Prison in Syria I Cannot Ever Forget

The author was imprisoned after participating in a nonviolent protest and carrying a sign that read: “Only in Syria: the thinking mind is imprisoned.” Since her Jan. 9 release, she has felt a responsibility to share the stories of those she left behind in that prison cell.