Italian senator: government must resist pressure to return ambassador to Cairo seven months on from Giulio’s murder

by Carlotta Mingardi Seven months after the body of Giulio Regeni, the young Italian researcher from Cambridge, was found lifeless in Cairo, with evident signs of torture, Italian senator Luigi Manconi,  Amnesty Italy and Giulio’s parents are calling on the Italian government to resist pressure from Egypt to restore full diplomatic relations. Italian civil society has also…

Joint protest called against Sisi visit

Egypt Solidarity Initiative will be joining with other organisations in a joint protest at 5pm on Wednesday 4 November at Downing Street against Sisi’s visit. Please help us spread the word. We need mobilise as many people as we can to send a clear message that Sisi is not welcome in the UK. Click here…

Raba’a: two years on and still no justice

Two years after the killing of around 1,000 protesters at Raba’a al-Adawiyya and al-Nahda Squares in Cairo by Egyptian security forces, not a single government or security official has been held responsible, Egyptian and international human rights organisations said today. Human Rights Watch, which labelled the events a “likely crime against humanity” in a report…

Trade union leaders back #Sisinotwelcome campaign

Trade union leaders Mark Serwotka and Dave Ward confirmed their backing for the campaign against the visit of Egyptian dictator Abdelfattah el-Sisi to the UK following a packed meeting on 29 July against new anti-trade union laws proposed by David Cameron’s Tory government. Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the civil servants union PCS, and Dave…

MPs call on Cameron to withdraw Sisi invitation

Twenty MPs across the opposition parties in the UK parliament are calling on David Cameron to withdraw an official invitation to Egyptian president Abdelfattah el-Sisi. Green Party MP Caroline Lucas tabled has tabled an Early Day Motion condemning the visit with the backing of Labour MPs Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell, Mark Durkan of the…