Amnesty calls for immediate release of Haitham Mohamadein

Fears were mounting for Egyptian trade union lawyer and activist Haitham Mohamadein following his arrest from him home in the early hours of Friday 18 May. Over 24 hours since National Security officers and police stormed his home, there has been no confirmation of his whereabouts. In a strongly-worded statement issued on Friday night, Amnesty…

Friends and colleagues demand justice for Giulio two years on

Friends and colleagues of murdered Cambridge PhD student Giulio Regeni gathered to protest at the Egyptian embassy with campaigners from Amnesty International and the UCU union on 2 February, marking the second anniversary of the discovery of his body. Giulio’s friend, journalist Laurie Blair spoke at the protest: Laurence Blair – comments outside Egyptian Embassy,…

Breaking news: Mahienour and Moatasem acquitted

Lawyer Mahienour el-Massry and trade unionist Moatasem Medhat have been acquitted on appeal by a court in Alexandria, the FreeMahienour Facebook page reported on 13 January. The two had been convicted of breaking Egypt’s repressive anti-protest law, and breaching a law on public assembly imposed by the British colonial authorities in 1914, and sentenced to…