05 April, 2009
Armed security men harass Mahalla labour center
4 armed men claiming to be from state security visited the Afaq socialist center in Mahalla on Thursday, asking for it's director Hamdi Hussein, a former worker and labour activist at Misr Spinning and Weaving. They waited for hours outside the center before leaving, as Hamdi was alerted on phone and did not show up. According to blogger Kareem el-Beheiry, activists in Mahalla have been put under surveillance ahead of 6 April.