06-28-2011, 09:23 PM
Cf. Mohannad Sabry, "New Egypt? 7,000 Civilians Jailed since Mubarak Fell" (McClatchy Newspapers, 13 June 2011); "In the first three weeks of June, at least 22 workers and farmers have been interrogated by the military prosecutor and/or referred to military courts, according to the Awlad el-Ard NGO. . . . The continued crackdown on the labor movement is taking place while the International Labor Organization is rewarding our military junta by taking Egypt off its black list. For the ILO, it seems, military tribunals and anti-strike laws mean nothing other than the Egyptian workers are now free" (Hossam el-Hamalawy, "Egypt's Labor Movement under Attack," 24 June 2011); www.facebook.com/THAWRA.MASRYA; Ibtisam Taalab, "Political Parties to Join 8 July Protest to Call for Constitution First" (Al-Masry Al-Youm, 25 June 2011).