[Marxism] Egypt: labour lawyer Haitham Mohamedain arrested by army

Steffan Wyn-Jones mrpettymrsmorse at hotmail.com
Thu Sep 5 18:59:24 MDT 2013

Hi all,
If you have a moment, a friend has asked me to circulate this call for signatures on a statement calling for labour lawyer and Revolutionary Socialist Haitham Mohamedain's release by the Egyptian army. He was arrested yesterday (5th Sept). Follow this link to read the MENA release and there's a link to the statement in the piece.
Here's the statement:
Freedom for Haitham Mohamedain
We condemn the arrest and detention of Haitham Mohamedain by the Egyptian army on 5th September in Suez. Haitham is a well known labour lawyer and revolutionary activist who has represented hundreds of workers arrested on picket lines or facing court hearings as a result of victimisation by their bosses or assaults by the police. Just two weeks ago he was in Suez defending steel workers whose strike for higher wages was broken up by the Army.
As a leading member of the Revolutionary Socialists, Haitham has also been one of only a small number of revolutionary activists prepared to publicly condemn the brutal crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood by the Army in recent weeks, including the killing of hundreds of protesters on 14th August.
We call for Haitham’s immediate release and the withdrawal of any charges against him.
Thanks in advance.

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