On Saturday 22 May 2010 a case against two Egyptian human rights defenders, Gamal Eid (Director of the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information) and Ahmed Seif El-Islam (Founder of the Hisham Mubarak Law Centre), and blogger Amr Gharbeia will commence. The case is brought against them by Abdel Fattah Murad, a judge and writer of a book on the legal and scientific origins of blogging, accusing them of defamation, extortion, threat, and misuse of communication tools.
A couple of years ago, we set up a drama group at work. We were asked to write monologues to practice on. I wrote the piece below. I felt its time to be shared.
Did I ever tell you about my first kiss?
I was seven, maybe eight years old and I was invited to a birthday party. I loved hanging out with my school friends. That day I was very excited. I loved parties. This one was special. All my close friends were going to be there and to make sure I come, my friend’s parents arranged for their driver to take me home after the party was over.
Amnesty International issued a request for an urgent action and calls upon its members and non members to write to the Egyptian authorities to stop forcibly returning Eritrean assylum seekers to Eritrea where they will be at risk of torture and other ill treatment.
For more information on these cases and on how to take action, read below:
AI Index: MDE 12/008/2008 (Public)
Date: 02 May 2008
Egypt: Assault on human rights defender a further obstruction to effective investigation of torture
The assault on a human right defender and doctor denouncing torture in Egypt two days ago is a disturbing development at a time when the Egyptian authorities purport to be combating torture.
Date: 11 April 2008
Egypt: Arrests of Kefaya movement leaders, investigation needed into police killings
The arrests of Kefaya movement leaders George Ishak and Fathi al-Hefnawy following protest demonstrations this week in which two people were killed by police, represents a deeply disturbing development, Amnesty International said today.
1- الاجماع على تعليق علم مصر فى البلكونات
2- الاجماع على ارتداء ملابس سوداء و يفضل مطبوع عليها اى شعار للإضراب لو
امكن مع حمل شاره او اى اعلان عن "إنى مضرب إحتجاجا على الأسعار
3- تم بالإجماع الاتفاق على الإضراب عن شراء أى سلعه لتمثل وسيلة تهديد للحكومه التى لا تعيرنا اى انتباه و لا تحترم وجودنا ولا تحس بمعاناتنا و كذلك الاضراب عن شراء السلع يعتبر تهديد لاى تاجر يرفع الاسعار اننا يمكن ان نتحد لمواجهته
عند حدوث حالة شلل فى هذا اليوم سيفكر الجشعون الاف المرات امام هذا الشعب الواعى
As part of the Human Rights for China campaign, we would like as many people as possible to take to the streets to raise awareness amongst the public about China’s failure to live up to the human rights promises it made when awarded the Olympics.
We will be congregating in a number of places along the route of the torch, taking Human Rights for China banners in order to alert people of the deteriorating Human Rights situation in China, please join us and encourage as many members of your group, friends and family to come along too.
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