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…