On 30 January, the State Security Emergency Court adjourned the trial of 32 Nubian activists to 27 February, where a sentence is expected. If convicted, they could face up to five years in prison.On 30 January, the State Security Emergency Court adjourned the trial of 32 Nubian activists to 27 February, where a sentence is expected. 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 as they are solely charged for their peaceful exercise of their human right 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 16 March, 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 Fax: 202 244 4319 -OR- 202 244 5131 Phone: 202 895 5400 I Email: [email protected] Salutation: Dear Ambassador2) 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. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES