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…

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Egypt’s April 25 detainees begin hunger strike

Dozens of prisoners sentenced to five year jail terms in the latest crackdown of protest in Egypt announced a hunger strike beginning evening 18 May. They include Mohamed Nagy, a human rights researcher and graduate student who is coordinator of research into violations of students’ rights for the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression,…

Five years in jail for protest detainees, take action in solidarity now

Egyptian judges handed down long jail terms to over 150 activists seized in the latest crackdown on protests over the transfer of the Tiran and Sanafir Islands to Saudi Arabia. 101 defendants were given five year jail sentences and 100,000 Egyptian pound fines, while in another case 51 defendants received two year jail sentences. Overall,…

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…