September 8, 2017

Urgent Action: Couple Held In Solitary Confinement for 66 Days (Egypt: 206.17)


Ola al-Qaradawy and her husband Hossam Khalaf have been detained in solitary confinement since 3 July. On 30 June, security forces arrested them on charges of belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood. They are both detained in poor prison conditions.

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Ola al-Qaradawy and her husband Hossam Khalaf have been detained in solitary confinement since 3 July. On 30 June, security forces arrested them on charges of belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood. They are both detained in poor prison conditions.

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

  • Calling on the Egyptian authorities to immediately end the solitary confinement of Ola al-Qaradawy and Hossam Khalaf, ensuring that they are held in humane conditions and receive adequate healthcare;
  • Urging them to provide Ola al-Qaradawy and Hossam Khalaf with access to their families and lawyers;
  • Urging them to ensure that Ola al-Qaradawy and Hossam Khalaf are protected from torture and other ill treatment and are treated in accordance with the Mandela Rules at all times.

Contact these two officials by 20 October, 2017:

Minister of Interior
Minister Magdy Abd el-Ghaffar
Ministry of Interior
Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt
F: +202 2794 5529
E: [email protected] or [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Minster

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
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @MfaEgypt
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
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