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Detainees and supporters escalate hunger strike in Egypt

According to activists in the ‘We’ve had enough!’   جبنا أخرنا  solidarity campaign for Egyptian detainees on hunger strike, over fifty political prisoners have now joined the hunger strike in jails and police stations across Egypt. They are protesting against lengthy prison sentences for joining protests in defiance of the military regime, and the use of…

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Solidarity with the hunger strikers in Egypt

A growing number of political prisoners in Egypt have started hunger strikes in protest at lengthy jail terms, long periods of pre-trial detention, and ill-treatment in prison. Download powerpoint presentations with a full list of hunger strikers both inside and outside prison (correct on 6 September 2014) [inside prison] and [outside prison] Ahmed Maher One…

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Alaa Abdel Fattah begins hunger strike

Statement from the Family of Alaa Abd El-Fattah, 19 August 2014 Alaa is on Hunger Strike: “I will no longer play the role they’ve written for me”. At 2 o’clock on the morning of Sunday August 17, Alaa visited his father, Ahmad Seif, in the ICU Unit of Qasr el-Eini hospital, after Seif had become unconscious.…

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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.…