Breaking news: Mahienour and Moatasem acquitted

Lawyer Mahienour el-Massry and trade unionist Moatasem Medhat have been acquitted on appeal by a court in Alexandria, the FreeMahienour Facebook page reported on 13 January. The two had been convicted of breaking Egypt’s repressive anti-protest law, and breaching a law on public assembly imposed by the British colonial authorities in 1914, and sentenced to…

Haitham Mohamedain walks free after court orders his release

Socialist activist and labour lawyer Haitham Mohamedain walked free from detention early on 14 October, five days after a court ruled he should be released. Haitham was one of a number of prominent activists who was arrested during the crackdown on protests over the Tiran and Sanafir Islands in April this year. He spent more…

Malek Adly walks free as campaigners celebrate

Campaigners and activists in Egypt and internationally were today celebrating the release of Malek Adly, a prominent human rights lawyer and activist who was arrested in May this year and held in solitary confinement on charges relating to the 25 April protests over the Tiran and Sanafir Islands. His legal team successfully challenged a further…

Doctors delegation takes protest letter to Egypt embassy

Dr Ron Singer, Chair of the Medical Practitioners’ Union, Dr Mona Kamal Ahmed and Dr Kambiz Boomla delivered letter signed by over 200 doctors, nurses, academics and trade unionists to the Egyptian embassy in London yesterday in protest at the detention of Dr Taher Mokhtar, an activist within the Egyptian Doctors’ Union and a campaigner…