We’re joining Amnesty International’s campaign this weekend to mark 5 months since the disappearance of Cambridge PhD student Giulio Regeni and the International Day for Victims of Torture on 26 June. Please join the Facebook event here for updates over the weekend.
- Cambridge 11am, Saturday 25 June, outside the Guildhall, https://www.facebook.com/events/1737837973097262/
- Berlin 2pm, Saturday 25 June, Berliner Dom, Lustgarten,https://www.facebook.com/events/1726262520965223/
- London, 12 noon, Sunday 26 June, outside the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, King Charles Street, Westminster https://www.facebook.com/events/1133069080090133/
- Italy, 12 noon, Sunday 26 June, Twitter action organised by Amnesty Italy, https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/43477-verit-per-giulio-regeni
Torture is routine in Egyptian police stations and detention facilities. It is often used to extract ‘confessions’ which then become ‘evidence’ in sham trials. Among the cases we’ll be highlighting this weekend are those of the young men condemned to death and to life in jail by a military court last month. Our governments are complicit in these injustices and abuses. That’s why we’ll be focussing on the role of European governments in selling arms and making security deals with the Egyptian regime.
Go to the Cambridge City Amnesty group’s webpage for details of tweets and links to share for #TruthforGiulio and #stoptorture in Egypt.