November 16, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Nubian Activists Face Up To Five Years In Prison (Egypt: UA 249.17)


32 Nubian activists who were referred to the State Security Emergency Court on 13 November, were released pending trial by a court order on 15 November. The trial has been adjourned to 12 December. If convicted, they could face up to five years in prison.

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32 Nubian activists who were referred to the State Security Emergency Court on 13 November, were released pending trial by a court order on 15 November. The trial has been adjourned to 12 December. If convicted, they could face up to five years in prison.

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

  • Drop all charges against the 32 Nubian activists that stem solely from the peaceful exercise of their human rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly;
  • Repeal the decrees stipulating that crimes under protest laws are referred to State Security Emergency Courts, and ensure everyone convicted of a criminal offence has the right to appeal and have the conviction and sentence reviewed by a higher tribunal;
  • Promptly initiate an independent, impartial, and effective investigation into the death of Gamal Sorour with a view to bring anyone suspected of criminal responsibility to justice, without resorting to the death penalty

Contact these two officials by 27 December, 2017:

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
Fax: 202 244 4319  -OR-  202 244 5131
Phone: 202 895 5400  I
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 249.17
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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