Stop the generals’ execution spree

Political prisoners in Egypt who have been condemned to death in unfair trials are at increasing risk of execution, human rights groups are warning. The military regime put nine young men to death on 20 February bringing the numbers killed in what Amnesty International has called a “bloody execution spree” this year to 15. “The…

Campaign forces University of Liverpool to scrap plans for Egypt campus

A campaign by UCU members at the University of Liverpool and University of Cambridge, which was backed by hundreds of academics from across the UK and Egypt Solidarity Initiative, has won a significant victory. According to leaked documents published on the Academic Freedom Watch website, the University of Liverpool was worried about the potential for…

Haitham Mohamedain freed pending further investigations

Labour lawyer and activist Haitham Mohamedain has been freed from jail in Egypt, after a judge ruled that he should no longer be held in pre-trial detention. Alongside several co-defendants he was facing charges related to alleged membership of a terrorist organisation, and incitement to protest over the rise of fares on the Cairo Metro.…