Egypt: Trade union rights campaigners condemn police torture of workers

MENA Solidarity Network

From the Campaign for a Just Labour Law (Egypt)

Wednesday September 17, 2014

Over the past year, Egyptian citizens have endured increased violence and killing in the country’s universities, police stations, prisons, and streets. The number of those detained as a result of their opposition to the current regime has reached tens of thousands; and the all too familiar torture associated with the Mubarak era has returned to Egypt’s prisons and police stations. All of this is justified by the regime and its supporters with one statement: they are fighting a war on terrorism, and no voice can be louder than that of the battle.

Recently, there have been a number of incidents occurring in which workers are being directly targeted. Most notably, live ammunition was used by security forces on Mohamed Kamel and his colleagues at the ‘Abboud Spinning Company’ in Alexandria while they protested in front of the…

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