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…

Brotherhood leaders shot dead as Sisi calls for crackdown

Leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood, including former MP Nasser Al-Hafy and Abdelfattah Mohamed Ibrahim, head of the organisation’s committee to support the families of political prisoners and martyrs, were killed in “cold blood” by the security forces on 1 July, the Brotherhood said in statement. The men were meeting in an apartment in 6th…

Argentinian activists launch drive for solidarity with #Egyprisoners

Activists from Tendencia Piquetera Revolucionaria (TPR) in Argentina launched a drive for solidarity with #Egyprisoners last week. On Tuesday June 23, Lucas Malaspina and Christian Armenteros, leaders of the TPR handed in copies of the Egypt Solidarity Initiative statement in solidarity with political prisoners and against death sentences to the Egyptian Embassy in Buenos Aires.…

Trade unionists, journalists and academics condemn confiscation of Egyptian activists’ assets

Film-maker Ken Loach, Irish civil rights activist and journalist Eamonn McCann, the Communication Workers’ Union general secretary Billy Hayes and leading academics from Oxford, Cambridge, London and other UK universities yesterday signed a statement condemning the latest moves by Egypt’s military regime to clamp down on opposition activists. Published in The Guardian’s print edition this…

Event: Resisting the generals’ crackdown

Egypt Solidarity – London Public Meeting Egypt under military rule: Resisting the generals’ crackdown How international solidarity makes a difference Room G3, School of Oriental and African Studies, Russell Square, WC1H 0XG Thursday 17 July, 6.30pm Meeting supported by UCU and SOAS Unison Egypt’s military regime has unleashed a violent crackdown against all forms of…

South Korean trade unions condemn repression in Egypt

Trade unionists and activists in South Korea protested at the Egyptian embassy in Seoul on 26 June, calling for the release of #noprotestlaw detainees, including Mahienour el-Masry, Alaa Abdel Fattah, Yara Sallam and Sana Seif. They also condemned the jail terms handed down to Al Jazeera journalists Peter Greste, Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy and…

Egyptian activists’ statement: “I’m against execution”

Following the confirmation of death sentences against 183 people by Egyptian courts on 21 June, we publish an English translation of a statement signed by hundreds of Egyptian activists calling for the abolition of the death penalty. Initial signatories include writer and journalist Ahdaf Soueif, human rights lawyers Gamal Eid and Emad Mubarak, writer and…