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…

Protest at Egyptian embassy in London highlights repression

Demonstrators gathered at the Egyptian Embassy in London on 5 June to condemn the crackdown against opponents of the military regime. Days before the inauguration of Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi as Egypt’s new president, trade unionists, lawyers, students and activists handed in a statement condemning the mass death sentences handed down by al-Sisi’s hanging judges against regime…

Over 1000 sign statement against mass death sentences

Over 1000 people from 50 countries have signed the statement launched by Egypt Solidarity in response to the mass death sentences imposed by Egypt’s military regime on alleged supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood. On Monday 24 March, a court in Minya province condemned 529 people to death for the murder of a police officer in…

Take action now against mass death sentences in Egypt

[Following the further mass death sentences handed down against another 683 defendants on 28 April and the commutation of 492 of the original death sentences to 25 -year jail terms, we will be handing in collected signatures to the Egyptian Embassy on 5 June, in advance of the first round of appeals. The text of…