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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…

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Protest at Egyptian embassy in London highlights repression

Demonstrators gathered at the Egyptian Embassy in London on 5 June to condemn the crackdown against opponents of the military regime. Days before the inauguration of Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi as Egypt’s new president, trade unionists, lawyers, students and activists handed in a statement condemning the mass death sentences handed down by al-Sisi’s hanging judges against regime…