November 21, 2017

Urgent Action: Activists And Prisoners Of Conscience In Detention (Egypt: UA 255.17)


Women Human Rights Defender and Prisoner of Conscience Mahienour El-Masry has been detained on remand on 18 November, alongside activist Moataseem Medhat. If convicted, Mahienour and Moataseem, as well as three other activists, could face up to five years in prison for “participating in an unauthorized protest”, amongst other charges.

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Women Human Rights Defender and Prisoner of Conscience Mahienour El-Masry has been detained on remand on 18 November, alongside activist Moataseem Medhat. If convicted, Mahienour and Moataseem, as well as three other activists, could face up to five years in prison for “participating in an unauthorized protest”, amongst other charges.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Immediately and unconditionally release Mahienour El-Masry and Moatassem Medhat, as they are imprisoned solely for the peaceful exercise of their rights to freedom of expression and assembly;
  • Drop the charges against Mahienour El-Masry, Moataseem Medhat, and the three other defendants;
  • Amend protests laws 107/2013 and 10/1914 in order to ensure that they provide adequate protection to the rights to freedom of expression and assembly.

Contact these two officials by 2 January, 2018:

Public Prosecutor
Nabil Sadek
Office of the Public Prosecutor, Dar al-Qada al-Ali, Down Town
Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt
Fax: +20225774716
Salutation: Dear Counsellor

Ambassador Yasser Reda, Embassy of Egypt
3521 International Ct NW, Washington DC 20008
Phone: 202 895 5400
Fax: 202 244 4319 OR 202 244 5131
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

 2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
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