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Australian parliamentarians and academics condemn Egypt jailings

This statement signed by members of Australia’s provincial parliaments and Senate, as well as senior academics and leading trade unionists, was handed to the Egyptian consulate in Sydney in protest at the jailing and detention of hundreds of Egyptian activists in the recent crackdown. Add your name to the companion international statement here. Statement of…

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More detainees join hunger strike over April 25 sentences

Another 11 prisoners have joined the hunger strike by detainees arrested and jailed over the April 25 protests in Egypt, according to prisoner solidarity group, Freedom for the Brave. Ten detainees began a hunger strike on 18 May, and were joined by 11 more on 21 May. They are protesting the long jail sentences handed…