By an Egyptian student in her mid-twenties. She began studying law but was imprisoned instead of being able to pursue her studies because of her arrest during a protest movement at the university. She chose to write anonymously for protection.
I am now free from the prison clamps and repression of guards and prison watchwomen.
After years of oppression, at a maximum, the concept of freedom for me has become limited to leaving the prison cells, being free when the door opens, being able to leave my room, going into the street and raising my head, and being able to see the sky without iron barriers and at my timing, not a time set by the whim of the prison officers or orders from political authorities.