April 24, 2017

Urgent Action: Activist In Solitary Confinement For 1,234 Days (Egypt: UA 91.17)


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On 4 February, the Cairo Administrative Court postponed activist Ahmed Douma‘s appeal against his prolonged solitary confinement to 16 May. He has been held in poor detention conditions since his arrest on 3 December 2015.
1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
  • Urging the Egyptian authorities to immediately end Ahmed Douma’s solitary confinement and ensure he is held in humane conditions;
  • Calling on them to ensure Ahmed Douma has immediate access to adequate medical care, including at an outside hospital if required;
  • Calling on them to cease the practise of prolonged solitary confinement, which is prohibited by the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (the Nelson Mandela Rules).
Contact these two officials by 5 June, 2017:
Minister of Interior
Magdy Abdel Ghaffar
Ministry of Interior
Fifth Settelment, New Cairo, Egypt
Fax: +202 2794 5529
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Twitter: @moiegy
Salutation: Your Excellency
Ambassador Yasser Reda, Embassy of Egypt
3521 International Ct NW, Washington DC 20008
Fax: 202 244 4319  -OR-  202 244 5131
Phone: 202 895 5400
Salutation: Dear Ambassador
2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION 
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 91.17
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