Urgent action toolkit: Release Hisham Fouad

Journalist Hisham Fouad has been detained for over two years since being arrested on 25 June 2019. Although the legal limit for ‘pre-trial’ detention in Egypt has now expired he remains in jail, incarcerated in a windowless cell without proper access to medical treatment. Along with former MP Zyad el-Elaimy and journalist Hossam Moanis and…

Trade unionists, lawyers and activists from Greece call for release of Egyptian prisoners

Dozens of leading figures in the Greek trade union movement, lawyers and activists have spoken out in solidarity with Egyptian political prisoners, following the news of hunger strikes by prominent activists over their continued detention. These include journalist Hisham Fouad, graduate student Ahmed Samir Santawy and Ola al-Qaradawi, who has been detained in solitary confinement…

Urgent: Detained journalist Hisham Fouad launches hunger strike

A message from the socialist activist Hisham Fouad from inside prison announcing his hunger strike which has been ongoing since Saturday 10 July in protest against his continued imprisonment despite having spent more than two years in ‘pre-trial detention’, the maximum period specified in Egyptian law.  Hisham was arrested and detained on 25 June 2019. He…

German MPs and UK trade unionists join solidarity action against repression in Egypt

Members of the German parliament have issued a statement calling for the release of political prisoners in Egypt, highlighting the case of socialist activists Hisham Fouad, Ayman Abdel-Moati, Haitham Mohamedain, Mahienour el-Masri, Khalil Rizk and Patrick Zaki.  Signatories include Michel Brandt, Member of Parliament for Die LINKE parliamentary group, Member of the Committee on Human…