Funded in 1993 in Cairo, El Nadeem Centre was one of the first NGOs in the Middle East to provide treatment to victims of political violence and torture. Since the revolution in Egypt, the centre’s staff has never been busier: victims of torture pour into their quiet downtown office for psychological, social and legal counselling. More than 12.000 civilians are said to have faced unfair trials in Egypt since February 2011, many of them after having been randomly arrested and ill-treated while in detention. Mashallah News met with psychiatrist Dr Mona Hamed at El Nadeem Centre to discuss the nature of the psychological trauma engendered by such political violence.
Read the full interview at Mashalla News by Isabelle Mayault