01/11/2018

Urgent Action Update: Activists Sentenced for Peacefully Protesting (Egypt: UA 255.17)


Human rights activist and prisoner of conscience Mahienour el-Masry sentenced along with labour activist Moatasem Medhat to two years in prison for “participating in an unauthorized protest”. Three other activists, Asmaa Naem, Waleed el-Amry, and Ziad Abu el-Fadl, convicted in absentia to three years in prison in the same case.

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Human rights activist and prisoner of conscience Mahienour el-Masry sentenced along with labour activist Moatasem Medhat to two years in prison for “participating in an unauthorized protest”. Three other activists, Asmaa Naem, Waleed el-Amry, and Ziad Abu el-Fadl, convicted in absentia to three years in prison in the same case.

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;
  • Ensure that the sentences against Mahienour El-Masry, Moataseem Medhat, and the three other defendants are quashed;
  • Amend protests laws 107/2013 and 10/1914 in order to ensure that they respect the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.

Contact these two officials by 22 February, 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
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 255.17
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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