Oxford students join hunger strike in solidarity with Egyptian prisoners

By Amelia Cooper, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s administration is responsible for an unprecedented assault on the enjoyment of basic human rights by Egyptian citizens, as arbitrary laws violating the fundamental principles of human rights and civil liberties are developed and enforced in the name of national security. Highly publicized cases such as the farcical Al…

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…

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…

Protest at Egyptian embassy in London highlights repression

Demonstrators gathered at the Egyptian Embassy in London on 5 June to condemn the crackdown against opponents of the military regime. Days before the inauguration of Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi as Egypt’s new president, trade unionists, lawyers, students and activists handed in a statement condemning the mass death sentences handed down by al-Sisi’s hanging judges against regime…

Activists launch international campaign for Egyptian hungerstrikers

Journalist and novelist Ahdaf Soueif and leading anti-torture campaigner Aida Seif el-Dawla are among dozens of well-known Egyptian activists who have launched a call for international signatures on a letter to the Egyptian Human Rights Council protesting at the continued detention of Abdallah al-Shami and Muhammad Sultan. The two men, who have been imprisoned without…