Posts Tagged: beheira

Police State

Security forces open fire and unleash criminal thugs (in plainclothes) on citizens denouncing electoral violations in Abu Humus.

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An endangered breed of trade unionists

Jano Charbel profiles Aisha Abu Samada for Al-Masry Al-Youm English Edition: The number of women working in Egypt’s trade union offices has always been negligible. Two prominent examples of contemporary female trade union leaders are Aisha Abdel Hady, now minister of labor, and Aisha Abu Samada, an independent unionist who was sacked from her job

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The Curse of the Fourth Floor

Fellow activists and citizens, Please avoid residing or visiting friends who live on the fourth floor… A court sentenced two Giza police corporals to only five years in prison for killing a plumber in Omraniya by throwing him off the fourth floor. And in Damanhour, State Security police threw Muslim Brotherhood activist Fares Barakat off

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Egypt court sentences 24 to die over land clash

From Reuters: An Egyptian court sentenced 24 people to death on Monday on murder charges for taking part in a gunfight last year in a dispute over agricultural land in the Nile Delta in which 11 people were killed, court sources said. The gun battle erupted last March in the northern province of Beheira between

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Solidarity needed with MB activist

Muslim Brotherhood activist Youssef Talaat, turned himself in to State Security Police on 9 October, after they intimidated his family. Talaat, a pharmacist who resides in the Beheira province, is part of the Gaza Solidarity Campaign and one of the media coordinators for the Cairo Anti-War Conference. There is serious concern about his safety in

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32 factory workers sacked after protesting dismissal of colleague, bad pay

From the Daily News Egypt: Thirty-two factory workers have been arbitrarily dismissed from their jobs after protesting both the dismissal of a colleague and the failure of their employers to provide pay raises to which they are entitled. Safaa Qandeel, an employee at El-Hennawy Tobacco factory, Damanhour, was dismissed following allegations that she ripped up

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