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…

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…

Sign the statement: stop the executions

Six men condemned to death in the Arab Sharkas case have been executed and former President Mohamed Morsi together with 100 others were given death sentences on 16 May. Among those sentenced to death on 16 May is Professor Emad Shahin of the American University in Cairo. As he notes on his website he was…

From 1000 hours to 18 days

In September 2014 we launched a campaign to highlight the courage of hundreds of Egyptian political prisoners on hunger strike in protest at abuse and injustice. 1000 hours of hunger asked activists outside Egypt to take part in a symbolic series of 24 hour solidarity hunger strikes. Over the following two months 44 people in…