Defendants in the Arab Shakras case, picture via al-Hurriy lil Gadaaan

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…

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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…

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Solidarity with the hunger strikers in Egypt

A growing number of political prisoners in Egypt have started hunger strikes in protest at lengthy jail terms, long periods of pre-trial detention, and ill-treatment in prison. Download powerpoint presentations with a full list of hunger strikers both inside and outside prison (correct on 6 September 2014) [inside prison] and [outside prison] Ahmed Maher One…

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Activists launch international campaign for Egyptian hungerstrikers

Journalist and novelist Ahdaf Soueif and leading anti-torture campaigner Aida Seif el-Dawla are among dozens of well-known Egyptian activists who have launched a call for international signatures on a letter to the Egyptian Human Rights Council protesting at the continued detention of Abdallah al-Shami and Muhammad Sultan. The two men, who have been imprisoned without…