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…

Korean organisations protest against Egypt’s repression of LGBT+

Special report by Korean groups against repression against LGBT+ in Egypt See a photo gallery of pictures from the protest here LGBT+ communities, progressive parties, labour organisations and student societies in South Korea demonstrated against the Egyptian government’s repression toward LGBT+ outside the Egyptian embassy in South Korea on 17 October. Dozens participated with rainbow…

Mahalla strike escalates as workers protest outside company HQ

Three thousand workers from the state-owned Misr Spinning and Weaving Company [MSWC] gathered outside the company headquarters in Mahalla on Tuesday to protest the decision to shut down electricity at the factories, and the continued refusal to meet workers’ demands. Workers at MSWC have been on strike since Sunday 6 August over the delayed payment…