09/21/2018

Urgent Action Update: Whereabouts of Human Rights Lawyer Unknown (Egypt: UA 69.18)


Ezzat Ghoniem, a human rights defender and co-founder and director of the Egyptian Coordination for Rights and Freedoms, and Azzoz Mahgoub, a human rights lawyer at the same organization, have been forcibly disappeared since 14 September and remain detained despite a court order to release them on 4 September.

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Ezzat Ghoniem, a human rights defender and co-founder and director of the Egyptian Coordination for Rights and Freedoms, and Azzoz Mahgoub, a human rights lawyer at the same organization, have been forcibly disappeared since 14 September and remain detained despite a court order to release them on 4 September.

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

  • Calling on the authorities to immediately reveal the fate and whereabouts of Ezzat Ghoniem and Azzoz Mahgoub;
  • Insist that if Ezzat Ghoniem and Azzoz Mahgoub are in their custody that they are immediately and unconditionally released, as they have been detained solely for their peaceful human rights work and the exercise of their right to freedom of expression and to ensure pending their release that their human rights are protected and respected at all time, including – if they are held in custody – the right to be free from torture and other ill-treatment;
  • Urging them to launch a prompt, independent and impartial investigation into the enforced disappearance of Ezzat Ghoniem and Azzoz Mahgoub, make the results public and bring all those suspected of criminal responsibility to justice.

Contact these two officials by 2 November, 2018:

Public Prosecutor
Nabil Sadek
Office of the Public Prosecutor, Dar al-Qada al-Ali, Down Town
Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt
Fax: +20 2257 74716
Salutation: Dear Counselor

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]
Twitter: @EgyptEmbassyUSA
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 69.18.
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