A completely forgotten artist behind bars!
Shady Habash director and cameraman, known for his exceptional work with alternative bands and singers in the Middleast region. He has been behind bars for more than a year now. accused of association to a terrorist group and spreading false information about the Egyptian military.
Another fake story and accusations the Egyptian authorities use to tame political criticism and young artists, under "war against terrorism" scheme.
Last time I've seen Shady was in summer of 2016 in a music studio in Egypt. He had many plans and dreams to fulfill, but unfortunately all that gone to waste.
After he directed a song for an Egyptian political singer that was deemed offensive by the Egyptian authorities in 2018, shady was detained, and I haven't heard any news or updates about him till now!
Like so many other Egyptian artists and individuals whether if they worked on that specific song, or were just simply hired by this singer previously as a freelancer, and had nothing to do with the release of the song or even the singer's political views and directions.
I know he is not the only innocent individual behind bars spending indefinite time in political prison, but I'm writing about the artists I know personally and their cases were ignored and abandoned by media and public opinion.
I know many friends and artists wanted to do a post like this before, but were hesitant or intimidated as exactly I was before leaving the country.
It's not smart to make a decision that you eventually know, it might cost you or your loved ones any kind of hardships!
Stay safe :)
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