More detainees join hunger strike over April 25 sentences

Another 11 prisoners have joined the hunger strike by detainees arrested and jailed over the April 25 protests in Egypt, according to prisoner solidarity group, Freedom for the Brave. Ten detainees began a hunger strike on 18 May, and were joined by 11 more on 21 May. They are protesting the long jail sentences handed…

Hunger strike spreads at Egypt’s Aqrab prison

Dozens of detainees as the Aqrab maximum security prison in Egypt were on hunger strike by the beginning of March 2016, according to relatives. The Association of Aqrab Detainees’ Families said in a statement on its Facebook page that prisoners at the jail, notorious for its brutal treatment of inmates, were demanding improved food and…

Detainees and supporters escalate hunger strike in Egypt

According to activists in the ‘We’ve had enough!’   جبنا أخرنا  solidarity campaign for Egyptian detainees on hunger strike, over fifty political prisoners have now joined the hunger strike in jails and police stations across Egypt. They are protesting against lengthy prison sentences for joining protests in defiance of the military regime, and the use of…

Solidarity with the hunger strikers in Egypt

A growing number of political prisoners in Egypt have started hunger strikes in protest at lengthy jail terms, long periods of pre-trial detention, and ill-treatment in prison. Download powerpoint presentations with a full list of hunger strikers both inside and outside prison (correct on 6 September 2014) [inside prison] and [outside prison] Ahmed Maher One…

Activists launch international campaign for Egyptian hungerstrikers

Journalist and novelist Ahdaf Soueif and leading anti-torture campaigner Aida Seif el-Dawla are among dozens of well-known Egyptian activists who have launched a call for international signatures on a letter to the Egyptian Human Rights Council protesting at the continued detention of Abdallah al-Shami and Muhammad Sultan. The two men, who have been imprisoned without…