Revolutionary activists Mahienour el-Masry and Yousef Sha’aban, Louay al-Qahwagi and seven others are in jail serving a fifteen-month sentence on trumped up charges. They were accused of storming Raml police station in Alexandria during a solidarity protest with lawyers who were attacked by the police after attending to represent arrested clients. The original court decision was suspended pending the outcome of the appeal, and Mahienour was freed from jail after a two-year sentence in another case for breaching Egypt’s controversial anti-protest law was reduced to six months.
Join us in spreading the word about Mahienour, Yousef and Louay’s case. Let the Egyptian authorities know that people all over the world are calling for their release, and for the release of all other political prisoners in Egypt.
Here’s what you can do:
1. Write a letter of protest to the Egyptian authorities. Amnesty International’s guide to the case is available in a number of languages together with relevant addresses: click here. If you are in the UK write to the Egyptian Embassy in London using this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Boost the profile of the campaign on social media by sharing the posters below and following the FreeMahienour and FreeYousefShaaban pages on Facebook.
3. Get involved on 20-21 June for two days of international solidarity actions for political prisoners in Egypt. Find out more here.
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