Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Egyptian regime's offensive against bloggers: A call for solidarity

I received the following message from an Egyptian pro-democracy activist friend of mine asking for help. As I did a little background research discovered that Egypt was tenth in the Committee to Protect Journalist's list of ten worse countries to be a blogger. Looking at the pictures and names I recognize two friends among the activists detained in Egypt: Ahmed Badawy and Esraa Abel Fatah.

The Egyptian police arrested 30 bloggers, activists and journalists during their visit to Nagaa Hammadi to offer condolences to the families of the recent events that happened there as soon as they arrived at the Nagaa Hammadi station. They have also been beaten and verbally abused most of them are my friends

I need the help of all of my free friends all over the world to to condemn the Egyptian government's actions.

1-Esraa Abel Fatah
2– Wael Abaas
3- Basem Samir
4- Basem Fathy Mohamed
5- Ahmed Badawy
6– Shiref Abdel Aziz
7- Marian Nagy Hana
8- Mostafa Al Nagar
9- Roya Ghareeb
10- Naser Fathy
11- Khaled Mahmoud
12-Talat Al Sawy
13- Nadia AL Zany " from France'
14- Amira Al Tahawy
15-Salma Akl
16- Ahmed Mahmoud
17- Ismail Sayed Omar
18- Mona Foaad Ahmad
19- Ahmad Fathy Mohamed
20- Bola Abdo
21-Hosam Saber Aly
22- Hamada Abdel Fatah
23-Gamal Farid
24-Mohamed Khalaf
25- Alhoseny Ahmed
26-Mohamed Hamdy Hassan
27-Mohamed Abdallah Mohamed
28- Hashmat Mohamed
29- Tarek Sabry Abdallah
30- Shahinaz Mohamed

The following is text that I have added:

Please get in touch with the Egyptian authorities and demand the release of these journalists, bloggers, and activists

President of the Republic, Muhammad Hosni Mubarak, Fax: +202 390 1998, E-mail:;

Egyptian Public Prosecutor, Counsellor Abdel Meguid Mahmoud Abdel Meguid, Dar al Qadha al-'Ali, Ramses Street, Cairo, Egypt, Fax: + 20 2 2577 4716;

Minister of Interior, Minister Habib Ibrahim El Adly, 25 Al-Sheikh Rihan Street, Bab al-Louk, Cairo, Egypt, Fax: +20 22 796 0682 Email: or;

National Council for Human Rights, Ambassador Mokhless Kotb, Secretary General, 1113 Corniche El Nil, Midane Al Tahrir, Specialized National Councils Building – 11th floor, NDP Building, Cairo, Egypt, Fax: +2022 574 7497, Email:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Human Rights and International Humanitarian and Social Affairs, Mr. Wael Abu al-Magd, Corniche al-Nil, Cairo, Egypt, Fax: +20 22 574 9713

Permanent Mission of Egypt to the United Nations in Geneva, H.E. Mr. Hisham Badr, Avenue Blanc 49, 1202 Geneva, Fax: +41 22 738 44 15, Email:

Deputy Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Human Rights

Wael Abu al-Magd

Human Rights and International Humanitarian and Social Affairs

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Corniche al-Nil, Cairo, Egypt

Fax: +20 22 574 9713

Also send copies of your letter to diplomatic representatives of Egypt accredited to your country.

1 comment:

  1. Recieved news that they have been released. Thanks for all who took action.