Event to launch of Middle East Solidarity magazine Issue 7

Join editors and contributors to Middle East Solidarity magazine to help us launch issue number 7 (pdf below) with reports on workers’ struggles in Egypt including the mass strikes by textile workers over the summer and an eyewitness update from Morocco on building solidarity with the popular movement for social justice, the Hirak, which has been shaking…

Middle East Solidarity magazine issue 6 out now!

Middle East Solidarity magazine  Issue 6 available from July 2017 Print copies £3 each or £20 for 10 (plus postage). Order direct from Bookmarks Bookshop A pdf version is available to download here: Middle East Solidarity issue 6 On the cover: Palestine: Resistance is Still Fertile Following a mass campaign of solidarity with hunger strikes by…

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…

State threatens Egyptian NGO that supports torture victims

The Egyptian government has targeted one of the country’s most important NGOs – the El Nadeem Center for the Management and Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence. Founded in 1993, El Nadeem has supported thousands of victims of torture and abuse at the hands of Egypt’s police and security agencies. It has also provided advice and…

Civilians killed during military crackdown in Sinai Peninsula

Egyptian army air strikes near Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah town in Northern Sinai killed four civilians on 4 July. The deaths coincided with an unannounced visit to Sinai by Sisi who was quoted saying “I have come to salute the heroes of the armed forces and to express to them my recognition.” Egyptian military positions…