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Haitham Mohamedain writes from prison: “the generals have put Egypt up for sale”

Letter from Haitham Mohamedain, 29 July 2016 To the Egyptian people, to the January revolutionaries, to the dear comrades. Our struggle against the sale of the Tiran and Sanafir islands to the Saudi Kingdom is inseparable from the goals of the January revolution. When we chanted “he who sells Sanafir and Tiran, will tomorrow sell […]

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Dr Taher Mokhtar’s detention renewed for 15 days

News article from revsoc.me Abdin Court decided on Sunday 17 January to renew the detention of Dr Taher Mokhtar, member of the Rights and Freedoms Committee of the Egyptian Doctors’ Union, and Ahmed Mohamed Hassan and Hossam-al-Din Hamad for 15 days, in order to continue investigating them for possession of publications calling for the overthrow […]

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Dr Taher Mokhtar arrested

News article from revsoc.me Ministry of Interior forces stormed the house of Dr Taher Mokhtar, member of the Freedoms and Rights Committee of the Doctors’ Union at dawn on 14 January, arresting him along with his friend Ahmad Hassan and Hossam al-Din Hamady. They were then transferred to Abdin police station for interrogation. Dr Ahmed […]

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Their feast is in prisons

Written by: Ahmed Gamal Zyada, on July 16, 2015. Translated by: Christine Emad Between four walls they sit down, waiting and wishing to watch something different, or hear voices that remind them of the days that never spin away of their minds. But there’s nothing new except that there’s nothing new; same faces, same voices, […]

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Updated: Comrade Mahienour joins hunger strike

Comrade Mahienour el-Masry, currently serving a jail sentence in Damanhour Women’s Prison for breaking the repressive anti-protest law, began a hunger strike yesterday, 24 August, in solidarity with Alaa Abdel-Fattah and all other political prisoners jailed by the regime. Alaa is among a number of political prisoners who have declared an open-ended hunger strike in […]

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Mahienour: Die Befreiung Palästinas beginnt mit der Befreiung Kairos

Dies ist Mahienours vierter Brief aus dem Gefängnis Die Befreiung Palästinas beginnt mit der Befreiung Kairos. Die palästinensische Sache war immer eine Trumpfkarte unter vielen in den Händen verschiedener Regimes; sei es unter Mursi, der sie in einem emotionalen Kontext eingesetzt hat ohne echte Unterstützung für die Sache zu bieten. Oder das derzeitige Regime, das […]

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“Prison never changed an idea, revolution until victory” Mahienour defiant as appeal verdict delayed

Revolutionary socialist activist Mahienour El-Masry appeared in court to appeal a two year prison term on Saturday 28 June. The labor and human rights lawyer was sentenced along with seven others earlier this year for “breaking the protest law” by taking part in a demonstration at the trial of Khaled Said’s murderers in Alexandria last […]

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Mahienour el-Masry: Lasst uns dieses Klassensystem niederreißen!

Im Damanhour Frauengefängnis schrieb Mahienour el-Masry diesen Brief Ich habe nicht viel mitbekommen, was draußen passiert, seit ich hier einsitze und meine Haftstrafe bestätigt wurde. Wenn jemand aus unseren Reihen eingesperrt wird, kann ich mir aber gut vorstellen, dass die virtuelle Welt sehr schnell voll ist mit Slogans wie „Freiheit für Soundso“ oder „Die Mutigsten […]

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Solidarity activists take to the streets against Egypt’s protest law

  Solidarity activists in eight cities worldwide took to the streets to challenge repression by Egypt’s military regime as part of a day of action against the protest law. Demonstrations targeted the Egyptian embassies in Buenos Aires and Athens on Thursday and Friday. On 21 June in London, a solidarity contingent joined the 15,000 strong […]