Now the man he blames for ordering him into prison, former Interior Ministry Habib Adli, is among those inside.
"I suffered physically and psychologically in the car that took me to Torah," said Badr. "I felt better when I learnt that Habib al-Adli was driven in that car and surely suffered as I did and as the others he jailed did."
The man who protesters reviled after police beat, tear-gassed and fired rubber bullets at them is shown in footage on the Web being hauled into detention by officers.
Those detained include the secretary-general of Mubarak's ruling party, Safwat Sherif, seen as one of Mubarak's closest aides, and former presidential chief of staff, Zakaria Azmi.
Ahmed Ezz, a steel magnate and top party official, is also being held. He was blamed by protesters for rigging the 2010 parliamentary elections when the opposition was almost completely wiped out of the assembly. He denies the charge.
Newspaper photographs and online footage showed Ezz standing forlorn behind steel bars after his arrest in February.
The ex-prime minister, Ahmed Nazif, is held inside along with the ministers of tourism and housing.
"How the mighty have fallen," read a newspaper headline in al-Ahram Weekly. "Ex-PM Nazif meets with his ministers at Torah prison for important talks," wrote another newspaper.
"The team of ministers and businessmen at Torah prison have formed a sports team to play football and exercise during 'exercise hour'," al-Dostour newspaper reported.
"The team decided that former prime minister Ahmed Nazif would become the referee....forming the first athletic government at 8 a.m. Monday morning," the paper wrote.
Torah has become the butt of jokes for many ordinary Egyptians. The prison has been popularly referred to as "Porto Torah," punning the name of the well-known "Porto" resort chain.
Egyptians say ministers and officials bought luxury resort villas while swathes of the nation scrabbled to survive.
"The way I see the Torah prison scenario is that its extremely humbling," said Raga Mahmoud, a 35-year-old marketing executive. "It makes one respect the people who went out on the streets on January 25," the start of protests against Mubarak.
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