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Haitham Mohamedain walks free after court orders his release

Socialist activist and labour lawyer Haitham Mohamedain walked free from detention early on 14 October, five days after a court ruled he should be released. Haitham was one of a number of prominent activists who was arrested during the crackdown on protests over the Tiran and Sanafir Islands in April this year. He spent more…

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“Court ruling won’t stop us”, say Egyptian rights activists

A prominent investigative journalist, a campaigning lawyer and an education rights activist saw their assets frozen on 17 September by an Egyptian court, as part of a long-running attempt by the government to stifle human rights activism in the country. Hossam Bahgat, Gamal Eid and Abdel Hafiz Tayel are among a group of campaigners who…

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Military court postpones shipyard workers trial until 18 October

Workers from Alexandria Shipyard will be forced to wait another month to find out the verdict in their trial before a military court on charges of “incitement to strike” and “refraining from work”. Military judges in Alexandria once again postponed the hearing in their trial until 18 October. Twenty-six workers from the shipyard are on…

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Special report: How the Alexandria Shipyard workers’ defiance of the generals sparked a new solidarity movement

Workers at the Alexandria Shipyard Company have been victimised and dragged before a military court for standing up for their rights at work, but a growing solidarity movement is putting the generals under pressure, Hisham Fouad reports from Egypt The Alexandria Shipyard Company is located in Alexandria governorate, the second biggest Egyptian city and one…