MOHAMED BAKER / EGYPT
LOCKED AWAY FOR DEFENDING FREEDOM
Human rights lawyer Mohamed Baker must do without his wife, cats, and everyone else he loves. Falsely accused of terrorism, he’s in prison for defending the rights of some of the most marginalized people in Egypt. The prison authorities have treated him especially cruelly, refusing him a bed, mattress, outdoor exercise, even family photos. Defending people’s freedoms should not cost him his own.