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Comrade Mahienour El Masry Accepts the Ludovic Trarieux Award

Mahienour’s acceptance speech for winning this year’s Ludovic Trarieux Award, given annually to a lawyer for contributions to the defense of human rights. Dear Justice servants and human rights defenders, Today I am with you in person though that was not going to happen as I was imprisoned in the prisons of field Marshall el […]


Mahienour El-Masry is Free

Less than 48 hours after she was released from jail, Revolutionary Socialist and human rights lawyer Mahienour El-Masry restarted her organizing work with the Freedom for the Brave Campaign choosing to focus on mobilizing to free all women political prisoners. On Sunday 21 September, an Alexandria judge suspended El-Masry’s 6-months sentence for breaking the Protest […]


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 […]


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 […]


“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 […]


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 […]


Police, thugs violently disperse #NoProtestLaw march

21 June 2014 was the global day of solidarity with over 41,000 Egyptian detainees held between the July 3rd coup until May 2014, many of which have been convicted under an anti-protest law passed in November 2013. Prominent revolutionary activists sentenced to terms as high as 15 years in prison for protesting, include activists like Alaa Abdel […]