Egypt: Striking workers held by military police

Egypt: Striking workers held by military police

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Index Number: MDE 12/011/2012
Date Published: 19 April 2012
Categories: Egypt

Five men working at the Sumid Arab Petroleum Pipeline Factory in the Egyptian port of Suez have been arrested after taking part in a strike. They may be prisoners of conscience, held solely for peacefully exercising their right to assemble freely and their right to strike. They could face an unfair military trial.


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