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One year on: no justice for victims of mass killing in Egypt

One year after Egyptian security forces moved in to clear protesters from Raba’a al-Adawiyya Square and other protest camps across the country, killing at least 1000, Human Rights Watch said those responsible for the massacre were likely to have committed a crime against humanity. In a report issued on 11 August, HRW documented the deaths…

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Retrial of Alaa Abdel Fattah and others adjourned until September

Alaa Abdel Fattah and other defendants sentenced in the “Shura Council Case” to fifteen years in jail saw their retrial adjourned until 10 September during a short court hearing on 6 August. The 24 accused were originally handed down long sentences in absentia, after the time of their hearing was moved forward without informing them.…

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Egypt solidarity activists link up with Palestine protests

Activists building international solidarity with political detainees in Egypt joined protests against the Israeli attack on Gaza in London and Vienna with leaflets, petitions and banners stressing the need to connect the struggle for liberation in both countries. An incredible 30,000 anti-war protesters took to the streets on Sunday in Vienna in the face of…

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Mahienour’s sentence reduced on appeal, but other trials postponed

Mahienour el-Masry’s appeal against a two-year jail sentence for breaking the protest law saw her jail term reduced to six months. In statement released through her lawyer after the verdict was announced on 20 July, Mahienour condemned the judgement as “invalid” The sentence is purely political and was arrived at under pressure, because if the…

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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…