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…

Take action in solidarity with Mahienour and jailed activists

Revolutionary Socialist activist Mahienour el-Masry and 8 other activists saw their sentences upheld by a court in Alexandria on 20 May. They were sentenced to serve 2 years in jail for breaking Egypt’s repressive anti-protest laws last year. Read more on the background to the case here. Take action now: Write to the Egyptian authorities…

Take action now against mass death sentences in Egypt

[Following the further mass death sentences handed down against another 683 defendants on 28 April and the commutation of 492 of the original death sentences to 25 -year jail terms, we will be handing in collected signatures to the Egyptian Embassy on 5 June, in advance of the first round of appeals. The text of…

Founding statement

‘Where is democracy?’ Egyptians have struggled courageously for their freedoms – now they ask if gains of the 2011 revolution are to be dismissed with a new wave of repression. Egypt Solidarity calls urgently for support of those under assault from a regime hostile to human rights and social justice. Army leader Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has…