Activists seized in Egypt dawn raids accused of “economic conspiracy”

Security forces in Egypt arrested at least 8 activists and politicians in dawn raids this morning, local media and human rights activists said. According to statement by the Egyptian interior ministry, they are facing charges of directing a “economic conspiracy” aimed at siphoning funds from 19 companies towards activities planned by the banned opposition group,…

Stop the generals’ execution spree

Political prisoners in Egypt who have been condemned to death in unfair trials are at increasing risk of execution, human rights groups are warning. The military regime put nine young men to death on 20 February bringing the numbers killed in what Amnesty International has called a “bloody execution spree” this year to 15. “The…

Event: Egypt and human rights today – 18 October

Public meeting – Egypt and human rights Hosted by the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers 6.30pm, Thursday 18 October University of Law, 14 Store Street, London,WC1E 7DE https://en-gb.facebook.com/events/597575750639614/ Dr Taher Mukhtar, activist in the Egyptian Doctors’ Union and former political prisoner Anne Alexander, Egypt Solidarity Initiative and co-editor, Middle East Solidarity magazine Anyone who speaks…

Haitham Mohamedain freed pending further investigations

Labour lawyer and activist Haitham Mohamedain has been freed from jail in Egypt, after a judge ruled that he should no longer be held in pre-trial detention. Alongside several co-defendants he was facing charges related to alleged membership of a terrorist organisation, and incitement to protest over the rise of fares on the Cairo Metro.…