07/05/2018

Urgent Action Update: ARBITRARILY DETAINED PRISONER ON HUNGER STRIKE (Egypt: UA 206.17)


Ola al-Qaradawi has started a hunger strike in custody on 27 June, demanding the end of her arbitrary detention and abusive prison conditions. Ola al-Qaradawi has been in solitary confinement since her arrest on 3 July 2017. Hossam Khalaf, her husband, faces the same arbitrary detention. The prosecution is denying their lawyers access to the casefile. Prosecutors also failed to present any evidence to justify their detention on the charges brought against them.

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Ola al-Qaradawi has started a hunger strike in custody on 27 June, demanding the end of her arbitrary detention and abusive prison conditions. Ola al-Qaradawi has been in solitary confinement since her arrest on 3 July 2017. Hossam Khalaf, her husband, faces the same arbitrary detention. The prosecution is denying their lawyers access to the casefile. Prosecutors also failed to present any evidence to justify their detention on the charges brought against them.

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

  • Urging them to release Ola al-Qaradawi and Hossam Khalaf and drop the charges against them;
  • Urging them to urgently provide Ola al-Qaradawi and Hossam Khalaf access to the adequate healthcare they require, and to allow them to receive regular visits from their relatives and lawyers;
  • Urging them to immediately end the prolonged solitary confinement of Ola al-Qaradawi.

Contact these two officials by 16 August, 2018:
Minister of Interior
Minister Mahmoud Tawfik

Ministry of Interior
Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt
Fax: 202 2794 5529
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Minister

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/
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 206.17
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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