Hannah El-Hitami


Hannah El-Hitami has covered the Al-Khatib trial and other universal jurisdiction cases in Germany extensively for JusticeInfo.Net since April 2020. She is an Egyptian-German journalist based in Berlin who writes mostly about sociopolitical topics from the Arab world, migration and postcolonial perspectives. She worked for the magazine of Amnesty International in Germany for two years, before starting as a freelancer in 2019. Her work has been published in Der Spiegel, Al Jazeera, Amnesty Journal, Zenith and others.

“Someone had to sacrifice themselves”

Last Friday, a week before the verdict, the court in Celle heard the closing arguments of the defense and a final statement by Gambian defendant Bai Lowe. Both insisted on Lowe’s innocence and reiterated his claim that the self-incriminating interviews he gave to the oppositional Freedom Radio were not actually based on his own experience, […]
By Hannah El-Hitami (our correspondent in Germany)
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