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…

“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…

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…