Event: Academics under attack in Egypt and Turkey – 7 November

Academics, students and university campuses have recently become major targets for repression by authoritarian governments in Egypt and Turkey. In Egypt hundreds of students and academics have been arrested as part of an escalating crackdown on dissent since the military coup of 2013. In January 2016, Cambridge PhD student Giulio Regeni went missing. His body…

Picture: Hossam el-Hamalawy

Book launch event: ‘The Egyptians: A Radical Story’

Join author Jack Shenker and guest speakers Maha Abdelrahman (University of Cambridge) and Sameh Naguib (SOAS), to mark the release of The Egyptians: A Radical Story and discuss revolution and counter-revolution in Egypt, five years on from when the anti-Mubarak uprising began. Hosted by Egypt Solidarity Initiative and SOAS Unison Wednesday, 27 January 2016, 7pm Djam…

Showing of ‘The Square’ sparks solidarity in York

On 25 March 2015, and as part of York Human Rights Film Festival, organized by Center for Applied Human Rights and York Human Rights City Network, a screening of the Oscar nominated documentary The Square was held, followed by discussion with Egyptian human rights activist Sherif Azer. The event was followed by solidarity group photos…