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Over 1000 sign statement against mass death sentences

Over 1000 people from 50 countries have signed the statement launched by Egypt Solidarity in response to the mass death sentences imposed by Egypt’s military regime on alleged supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood. On Monday 24 March, a court in Minya province condemned 529 people to death for the murder of a police officer in…

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Take action now against mass death sentences in Egypt

A court in the Upper Egyptian province of Minya has sentenced 529 defendants to death in a trial which has been condemned as “grotesque” by Amnesty International. Take action now – sign our statement using the form below. Signatures will be published and delivered to the Egyptian embassy by 28 April, the likely date for…

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“Get our daughters out of jail”, activists demand

Women activists took to the streets on 8 March to call for the release of women political prisoners in Egypt. A demonstration organised by the Revolutionaries Coalition marched on the headquarters of the National Council for Women in Giza to demand the release of women detainees.

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Court backs police return to campuses

Egypt’s Court for Urgent Matters has ruled (24 February) that police officers can be redeployed permanently on all university campuses. In 2010 police were banned from campuses by the High Administrative Court. In November 2013, the interim government issued a law allowing security forces to enter campuses to maintain the peace without permission from university…