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Hundreds defy protest law in Cairo march for Palestine

Egyptian activists took to the streets of Cairo in defiance of the anti-protest law to express solidarity with the Palestinians as the Israeli attack on Gaza intensified. A rally on the steps of the Egyptian Journalists’ Union in central Cairo attracted hundreds of protesters and triggered a spontaneous march through the streets. Demonstrators distributed leaflets…

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Event: Resisting the generals’ crackdown

Egypt Solidarity – London Public Meeting Egypt under military rule: Resisting the generals’ crackdown How international solidarity makes a difference Room G3, School of Oriental and African Studies, Russell Square, WC1H 0XG Thursday 17 July, 6.30pm Meeting supported by UCU and SOAS Unison Egypt’s military regime has unleashed a violent crackdown against all forms of…

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South Korean trade unions condemn repression in Egypt

Trade unionists and activists in South Korea protested at the Egyptian embassy in Seoul on 26 June, calling for the release of #noprotestlaw detainees, including Mahienour el-Masry, Alaa Abdel Fattah, Yara Sallam and Sana Seif. They also condemned the jail terms handed down to Al Jazeera journalists Peter Greste, Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy and…

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Journalists fight back against Al-Jazeera colleagues’ jailing

The sentences handed down to Al-Jazeera journalists Peter Greste, Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy sparked outrage and protest worldwide, with journalists across the globe taping shut their mouths in silent condemnation of the verdicts. The three AJ staff members were given 7-10 year jail sentences for allegedly aiding the Muslim Brotherhood and ‘reporting false news’.…

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Egyptian activists’ statement: “I’m against execution”

Following the confirmation of death sentences against 183 people by Egyptian courts on 21 June, we publish an English translation of a statement signed by hundreds of Egyptian activists calling for the abolition of the death penalty. Initial signatories include writer and journalist Ahdaf Soueif, human rights lawyers Gamal Eid and Emad Mubarak, writer and…

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International solidarity lifts #noprotestlaw campaign while Cairo march attacked

Protesters took to the streets of cities in four continents over two days of international solidarity actions backing the #noprotestlaw campaign. Demonstrations and rallies took place in Buenos Aires, Athens, Dublin, Derry, Paris, Berlin, London and New York City demanding the release of political prisoners and highlighting the cases of activists tried under the repressive protest…