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…

Mahienour’s sentence reduced on appeal, but other trials postponed

Mahienour el-Masry’s appeal against a two-year jail sentence for breaking the protest law saw her jail term reduced to six months. In statement released through her lawyer after the verdict was announced on 20 July, Mahienour condemned the judgement as “invalid” The sentence is purely political and was arrived at under pressure, because if the…