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Saturday, 2 April 2011

Amnesty protests at denial of union rights in Egypt

Fundamental union rights are being denied to Egyptian workers in a draft law which would make participating in protests and strikes that "hinder the work of public institutions or authorities during a state of emergency" illegal. http://amnesty.org.uk/news_details.asp?NewsID=19366

An Amnesty spokesperson said “Any move to curb freedom of assembly and the right to strike in Egypt would be an alarming step backwards and an insult to those who risked - and lost - their lives calling for change over the past two months. It is vital in this transitional period that the Egyptian authorities guarantee basic human rights such as the right to carry out peaceful protests and strikes"