05/31/2018

Urgent Action Update: 30 June Set as Date of Verdict for Shawkan (Egypt: UA 243.14)


The Cairo Criminal Court has set 30 June as the date for issuing the verdict in the Rabaa Dispersal case against journalist and prisoner of conscience Mahmoud Abu Zeid “Shawkan” and 738 other defendants. The verdict will come after Shawkan has been held in pre-trial detention for 1781 days.

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The Cairo Criminal Court has set 30 June as the date for issuing the verdict in the Rabaa Dispersal case against journalist and prisoner of conscience Mahmoud Abu Zeid “Shawkan” and 738 other defendants. The verdict will come after Shawkan has been held in pre-trial detention for 1781 days.

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

  • Urging the Egyptian authorities to drop all charges against Mahmoud Abu Zeid, and to release him immediately and unconditionally as he is a prisoner of conscience detained solely for doing his journalistic work;
  • Calling on them to protect Mahmoud Abu Zeid from torture and other ill-treatment, pending his release, and provide him with any healthcare he may require;
  • Calling on them to order an independent and effective investigation into allegations that he has been tortured or otherwise ill-treated while in custody, and bring those responsible to justice in fair trials without recourse to the death penalty.

Contact these two officials by 30 June, 2018:

President
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
Office of the President
Al Ittihadia Palace
Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt
Fax: +202 2391 1441
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @AlsisiOfficial
Salutation: Your Excellency

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]
Contact Form: http://www.egyptembassy.net/the-embassy/ambassadors-corner/
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 243.14
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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