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 in protest at the sentences, calling for the immediate release of Mahienour and all other political detainees. Thousands of Egyptians have been jailed for exercising their right to protest. If you are in the UK find the contact details for the Egyptian Embasssy here
- Organise a solidarity photo at your union meeting or workplace using the poster you can download here mahienour_poster200514.
- Join activists from Egypt Solidarity at our workshop in London on 24 May to help us plan the next steps in our solidarity campaign. Sign up here
- Join us at the Egyptian embassy in London at 4pm on 5 June when we will hand in petitions condemning the mass death sentences against opponents of the military regime, and the imprisonment of Mahienour and other activists. Leaflet / poster available to download here [5June_embassy_protest pdf]