We’ve joined forces with Union Solidarity International to organise a postcard campaign targeting Sisi’s British backers. Look out for us at trade union conferences and protests and collect a postcard send a message to the politicians and business leaders who are collaborating with the repressive military regime in Egypt. Click on the postcard image to go to the USi website and send a message online to Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond calling on him to end arms sales to Egypt.
Sun, sea, sand … and a bullet in the back?
Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs,
Foreign & Commonwealth Office,
King Charles Street,
Dear Philip Hammond,
In March this year you attended the Economic Development Conference in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh where you met President al-Sisi to discuss “regional security” and Britain’s business interests.
I am writing today to call on you send a different message to al-Sisi and his regime.
On 23 January 2015, 17-year old student Sondos Reda Abu-Bakr was shot dead in Alexandria. Her crime? She was taking part in a protest to mark the anniversary of the 2011 uprising. According to eyewitnesses, she was killed as Egyptian security forces broke up the demonstration.
The following day Shaimaa el-Sabbagh was shot in the back as she walked across Tahrir Square, a wreath of flowers in her hands. Her crime? Joining a ceremony to commemorate the dead of 2011. Human Rights Watch says the security forces were responsible.
It is time to tell Al-Sisi that Britain does not support the shooting of protesters in the streets.It is time to act against a regime which routinely tramples on human rights.
Stop arms sales to Egypt. Now.
Campaign organised by Egypt Solidarity Initiative and MENA Solidarity Network with the support of Union Solidarity International.