Egyptian journalist Shawkan on his 600 days in prison
Shawkan was arrested on August 14, 2013, while he was covering clashes between Egyptian security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi in Cairo. He has not been charged with a crime, and his detention has been renewed every 45 days.
In 2014, Egypt tied with Syria as the sixth worst jailer of journalists in the world, according to CPJ research.
To read Shawkan’s full letter, click here.