Family and friends of jailed activist Alaa Abdelfattah, a British citizen who has been jailed unjustly in Cairo by the military regime for nearly 9 years, will gather outside the Foreign Office in London to call on the British government to act and push for his release on 22 June. Alaa has been on hunger strike for over 80 days and his health is in serious danger. Amnesty has issued an urgent action, highlighting the fact he has been beaten by his jailers and is being held in “cruel” conditions.
Actors, writers, artists, MPs and academics have rallied to call publicly for support for Alaa. Dame Judi Dench, Emma Thompson, Mark Ruffalo and Carey Mulligan are among the signatories of a letter directed at the Foreign Secretary and her US counterpart in aid of Alaa Abd El-Fattah.
What you can do:
- Join the vigil at the Foreign Office in London, SW1A 2AH, 5-730pm Wednesday 22 June
- Join the vigil outside the British Embassy in Germany, Unter den Linden, Berlin, 5.30-7pm, Wednesday 22 June
- Take part in the online meeting hosted by the British Association for Middle East Studies (@OfficialBrismes), Wednesday 22 June, 16:00 – 17:30 BST Online via Zoom (registration required) www.brismes.ac.uk/events/outreach-and-pedagogy/you-have-not-yet-been-defeated
- Go to www.freealaa.net for campaign updates
- Take action via Amnesty’s urgent action appeal