Sewing lips shut
This image raises awareness about unprecedented censorship and attacks on freedom of expression under the regime of El-Sisi. Of note, the government used new anti-terrorism laws to prosecute those expressing any sort of dissent.
Ganzeer became one of the most well-known graffiti artists following the 2011 revolution. He was particularly known for his anti-SCAF images. In May 2014, he was forced to flee Egypt to the US.
Ganzeer, “Sewing lips shut,” Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, accessed October 3, 2023, https://egyptrevolution2011.ac.uk/items/show/65.