September 22, 2015

Egypt: Release Journalists (UA 203/15)

A group of Egyptian journalists jailed for 25 years and another sentenced to death in an unfair trial last April have had their conviction and sentences overturned by the country’s highest court of appeal.
1) Please write immediately in Arabic, English or your own language:
  • Calling on the Egyptian authorities to release the journalists; 
  • If they are to be retried, the authorities must ensure that charges of “broadcasting false information” are dismissed, and that the retrial adheres strictly to international fair trial standards and excludes from evidence unlawfully obtained information, such as statements taken while the defendants were denied access to their lawyers.
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.
3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact! 
  • EITHER send a short email to with "UA 203/15" in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent, 
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.