Mustafa Khalifa is a prominent Syrian intellectual and a longtime political prisoner. In 2005, he published a widely celebrated novel, “The Shell,” based on his 13-year experience inside a Syrian prison.
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After 13 Years in Syrian Prisons, I Knew Assad Would Win
I defied the regime of Hafez al-Assad in Syria since its very inception, and I spent 13 years in prison because of it. I saw how he rebuilt his reign of terror from the bones of his people after he defeated the insurgents in the 1980s. His son will accept no less.