Alaa Abdel Fattah begins hunger strike

Statement from the Family of Alaa Abd El-Fattah, 19 August 2014 Alaa is on Hunger Strike: “I will no longer play the role they’ve written for me”. At 2 o’clock on the morning of Sunday August 17, Alaa visited his father, Ahmad Seif, in the ICU Unit of Qasr el-Eini hospital, after Seif had become unconscious.…

Retrial of Alaa Abdel Fattah and others adjourned until September

Alaa Abdel Fattah and other defendants sentenced in the “Shura Council Case” to fifteen years in jail saw their retrial adjourned until 10 September during a short court hearing on 6 August. The 24 accused were originally handed down long sentences in absentia, after the time of their hearing was moved forward without informing them.…

Hundreds defy protest law in Cairo march for Palestine

Egyptian activists took to the streets of Cairo in defiance of the anti-protest law to express solidarity with the Palestinians as the Israeli attack on Gaza intensified. A rally on the steps of the Egyptian Journalists’ Union in central Cairo attracted hundreds of protesters and triggered a spontaneous march through the streets. Demonstrators distributed leaflets…

Event: Resisting the generals’ crackdown

Egypt Solidarity – London Public Meeting Egypt under military rule: Resisting the generals’ crackdown How international solidarity makes a difference Room G3, School of Oriental and African Studies, Russell Square, WC1H 0XG Thursday 17 July, 6.30pm Meeting supported by UCU and SOAS Unison Egypt’s military regime has unleashed a violent crackdown against all forms of…

South Korean trade unions condemn repression in Egypt

Trade unionists and activists in South Korea protested at the Egyptian embassy in Seoul on 26 June, calling for the release of #noprotestlaw detainees, including Mahienour el-Masry, Alaa Abdel Fattah, Yara Sallam and Sana Seif. They also condemned the jail terms handed down to Al Jazeera journalists Peter Greste, Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy and…

International solidarity lifts #noprotestlaw campaign while Cairo march attacked

Protesters took to the streets of cities in four continents over two days of international solidarity actions backing the #noprotestlaw campaign. Demonstrations and rallies took place in Buenos Aires, Athens, Dublin, Derry, Paris, Berlin, London and New York City demanding the release of political prisoners and highlighting the cases of activists tried under the repressive protest…