Egyptian flag at rally

Massive Crackdown following Protests in Egypt

In the aftermath of the recent protests, Egypt is undergoing the biggest wave of arrests under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s rule. Over 3000 people have been detained In the past three weeks. While the demonstrations came as a shock for the Egyptian government, their harsh oppression has ended the short-lived political movement, at least for now.

Student Group Responds to Lay Trustees’ Statement

A group of students have sent an open letter to The SOAS Spirit, in order to respond to the statement released by the Lay Trustees of SOAS on 22nd April 2016. They wish to remain anonymous, but would like to note their dissatisfaction at the lack of means for them to communicate with the rest […]

“Freeze prices, not people!” say students

Clare Birkett, MSc Environment, Politics and Development Last Friday, SOAS students joined around 200 people in central London at a protest against rocketing energy prices and their devastating effects on students, pensioners and other vulnerable groups. The protest was timed to coincide with the release of a government report which estimated that there were 18,200 excess […]

Ghavami released on bail pending appeal

Tom King, BA Politics Former SOAS Student Ghoncheh Ghavami has been released on bailing while she awaits a Court of Appeal hearing. Last month her lawyer claimed to have seen legal papers stating she had been found guilty of the charge of propaganda against the state and was to be sentenced to a year in […]