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18 Mar 2015

Daily News Egypt

Egypt: Activist sentenced to 6 months in prison for ‘inciting workers to strike’

"Activist sentenced to 6 months in prison for ‘inciting workers to strike’", 18 March 2015

A Cairo court handed down a six-month prison sentence on Monday, to an activist arrested following a solidarity demonstration with striking industrial workers.South Cairo Misdemeanour Court revoked a previous two-year prison sentence verdict on Ayman Al-Fakhri, who was arrested during the solidarity demonstration with workers from the Egyptian Iron and Steel Company in Helwan last December. Al-Fakhri is charged with “inciting workers to refrain from performing their duties and distributing literature”, according to the Egyptian Centre for Economic and Social Rights (ECESR)...The workers were demanding the payment of their share of company profits, improvements to working conditions and a change-over of the company’s administrative members...