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…

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Egypt Solidarity is an international initiative which endorses freedoms secured since the 25 January Revolution of 2011. We call on all those who agree with our principles and demands to work with us in building global solidarity for Egyptians under threat from the military regime. Read our founding statement and signatories in full online here.…