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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…

Military police surround striking workers at Alexandria Shipyard (pic via No Military Trials on Facebook)

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…

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Italian senator: government must resist pressure to return ambassador to Cairo seven months on from Giulio’s murder

by Carlotta Mingardi Seven months after the body of Giulio Regeni, the young Italian researcher from Cambridge, was found lifeless in Cairo, with evident signs of torture, Italian senator Luigi Manconi,  Amnesty Italy and Giulio’s parents are calling on the Italian government to resist pressure from Egypt to restore full diplomatic relations. Italian civil society has also…

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Malek Adly walks free as campaigners celebrate

Campaigners and activists in Egypt and internationally were today celebrating the release of Malek Adly, a prominent human rights lawyer and activist who was arrested in May this year and held in solitary confinement on charges relating to the 25 April protests over the Tiran and Sanafir Islands. His legal team successfully challenged a further…