Event: Egypt and human rights today – 18 October

Public meeting – Egypt and human rights Hosted by the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers 6.30pm, Thursday 18 October University of Law, 14 Store Street, London,WC1E 7DE https://en-gb.facebook.com/events/597575750639614/ Dr Taher Mukhtar, activist in the Egyptian Doctors’ Union and former political prisoner Anne Alexander, Egypt Solidarity Initiative and co-editor, Middle East Solidarity magazine Anyone who speaks…

Haitham Mohamedain freed pending further investigations

Labour lawyer and activist Haitham Mohamedain has been freed from jail in Egypt, after a judge ruled that he should no longer be held in pre-trial detention. Alongside several co-defendants he was facing charges related to alleged membership of a terrorist organisation, and incitement to protest over the rise of fares on the Cairo Metro.…

Event: Academics under attack in Egypt and Turkey – 7 November

Academics, students and university campuses have recently become major targets for repression by authoritarian governments in Egypt and Turkey. In Egypt hundreds of students and academics have been arrested as part of an escalating crackdown on dissent since the military coup of 2013. In January 2016, Cambridge PhD student Giulio Regeni went missing. His body…

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Book launch event: ‘The Egyptians: A Radical Story’

Join author Jack Shenker and guest speakers Maha Abdelrahman (University of Cambridge) and Sameh Naguib (SOAS), to mark the release of The Egyptians: A Radical Story and discuss revolution and counter-revolution in Egypt, five years on from when the anti-Mubarak uprising began. Hosted by Egypt Solidarity Initiative and SOAS Unison Wednesday, 27 January 2016, 7pm Djam…