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From: "A.N.S.W.E.R. answer.general@action-mail.org

Sent: Saturday, April 05, 2003 8:24 AM

Subject: [ANSWER]: Action Alert: Egyptian Anti-War Activists Arrested

 

In a further attempt to silence dissent, the Egyptian

government/military apparatus has begun a widespread

round-up of human rights activist. Hundreds have been

arrested under the pretext of removing leaders of an

unauthorized anti-war demonstration, scheduled for this

afternoon in Cairo, Egypt.

 

Among the detainees is well known activist, Dr. Ashraf

El-Bayoumi. His wife, Dr. Soheir Morsy was also detained

but then released. All the remaining detainees need your

assistance. The heightened repression in Egypt comes as we

in the US see our right to dissent continuously

challenged. Your voice is desperately needed to ensure the

safe return of all those detained. Don't let them down.

 

Please fax or email the following offices: You will have

to retype the email address in the send to box. The

hyperlink is not working. What you should emphasize is

that the current detainees were attempting to attend a

demonstration that was backed by court ruling when they

were detained. While a number were released, some eleven

remain in detention, including Dr. El-Bayoumi. Ask that

all detainees be released and the Government of Egypt

recognize and respect freedom of assembly and speech.

Please act now; our anti-war friends are counting on it.

 

Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt 3521 International

Court, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20008

Telephone: 202 895-5400

Fax 202 244-4319

Email: embassy@egyptembdc.org

 

General Habib al-'Adeli Minister of the Interior Ministry

of the Interior Al-Sheikh Rihan Street Bab al-Louk, Cairo, EGYPT

Fax 011 202 579 2031

Email: moi2@idsc.gov.eg

 

His Excellency Mohammad Hosni Mubarak President of the

Arab Republic of Egypt 'Abedine Palace, Cairo, Egypt

Fax: 011 202 390 1998

Email: webmaster@presidency.gov.eg

 

 

 

 

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