GreenNet condemns the imprisonment of Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah for his conscientious objection to the use of military courts to try civilians. Join the campaign for his release and the end of military trials in Egypt.
APCNews 1 November 2011
Alaa has been detained for fifteen days following his refusal to be interrogated by a military court regarding the 9 October Maspero clashes in which several protestors were killed. His arbitrary detainment has sparked protest, with thousands of Egyptians gathering in Tahrir Square.
Since January 28, more than 12,000 civilians have been tried by military courts in Egypt. A growing campaign demands an end to military trials, echoing Alaa's claim of extraordinary justice. International groups such as Human Rights Watch have spoken out against the actions of the Supreme Council of Armed Forces, stating that the prosecutions demonstrate ” how Egypt’s military rulers are undermining the transition to democracy.” The Christian Science Monitor noted that “not a single prosecution has been made in cases of military abuse and torture this year in which the Army promised investigations.”
Protest in London on Saturday 5 November
05 November · 10:00 - 16:00
St. Paul's Cathedral - Steps, Occupy London Stock Exchange sit-in
Because we have fought long and hard for this Revolution, and because we
will not let SCAF crack down on our freedoms. End Military Trials in
Egypt. Release Alaa and the 12000 others, and allow them to stand before
their rightful (civilian) Judge.
- 10am-12pm Talk about the Revolution in Egypt, and Military Trials, in the University Tent, St Pauls
- 1pm-2pm - Occupy LSX General Assembly
- 2pm - 4:00pm - Stand in Solidarity with prisoners in Egypt on the stairs of St Paul's Cathedral