Trade union leaders call on Egypt’s military regime to release Hisham Fouad and Haitham Mohamedain

Leading figures across the trade union movement in Britain have thrown their weight behind a campaign in solidarity with journalist Hisham Fouad and lawyer Haitham Mohamedain who have been detained by Egypt’s military regime on trumped up charges. Trade Union Congress president Mark Serwotka, the general secretary of the National Union of Journalists Michelle Stanistreet…

Activists seized in Egypt dawn raids accused of “economic conspiracy”

Security forces in Egypt arrested at least 8 activists and politicians in dawn raids this morning, local media and human rights activists said. According to statement by the Egyptian interior ministry, they are facing charges of directing a “economic conspiracy” aimed at siphoning funds from 19 companies towards activities planned by the banned opposition group,…