“Court ruling won’t stop us”, say Egyptian rights activists

A prominent investigative journalist, a campaigning lawyer and an education rights activist saw their assets frozen on 17 September by an Egyptian court, as part of a long-running attempt by the government to stifle human rights activism in the country. Hossam Bahgat, Gamal Eid and Abdel Hafiz Tayel are among a group of campaigners who…

Military court postpones shipyard workers trial until 18 October

Workers from Alexandria Shipyard will be forced to wait another month to find out the verdict in their trial before a military court on charges of “incitement to strike” and “refraining from work”. Military judges in Alexandria once again postponed the hearing in their trial until 18 October. Twenty-six workers from the shipyard are on…

Special report: How the Alexandria Shipyard workers’ defiance of the generals sparked a new solidarity movement

Workers at the Alexandria Shipyard Company have been victimised and dragged before a military court for standing up for their rights at work, but a growing solidarity movement is putting the generals under pressure, Hisham Fouad reports from Egypt The Alexandria Shipyard Company is located in Alexandria governorate, the second biggest Egyptian city and one…

Italian senator: government must resist pressure to return ambassador to Cairo seven months on from Giulio’s murder

by Carlotta Mingardi Seven months after the body of Giulio Regeni, the young Italian researcher from Cambridge, was found lifeless in Cairo, with evident signs of torture, Italian senator Luigi Manconi,  Amnesty Italy and Giulio’s parents are calling on the Italian government to resist pressure from Egypt to restore full diplomatic relations. Italian civil society has also…