För några månader sedan postade jag ett blogginlägg ang. den fängslade egyptiske frihetskämpen Kareem Amer. Kareems brott? Han kritiserade president Mubarak och den islamistiska kontrollen över landets universitet.
Jag upplåter härmed med glädje utrymme på min blogg för att sprida det budskap från kampanjsajten freekarem.org, som idag anlände i min privata mailbox.
Observera att en demonstration för Kareem Amer är planerad även i Stockholm (se nedan). Alla demonstrationer för Kareem kommer att ske på samma datum, den 9 november. Reservera datumet och gå med i demonstrationen – ni som kan.
Dear friends, as the dates for our worldwide rallies near, we desperately need your help!
In order to influence the Egyptian government to free Kareem, and to have their officials know that the world has not forgotten about this young man, we are organizing our 3rd worldwide rally to mark Kareem’s one year imprisonment. We want to send this message to the Egyptian authorities: One year is enough! Free Kareem Amer now!
For this rally to be as meaningful and effective as possible, we need as many cities as we can get to be involved in organizing a rally for Kareem Amer on Friday, the 9th of November.
So far we have the following 10 cities confirmed:
Washington DC, USA
Prague, Czech Republic
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
We need at least 10 more cities involved for this rally to play a bigger role for Egypt as well as the international media. We need to get this message across to the Egyptian government for the sake of Kareem who did nothing wrong to be imprisoned and treated like this.
If you are interested in organizing a rally in front of your local Egyptian embassy, please contact us to have us confirm your involvement. It is a simple process; all you have to do is gather a group of people (can be as small as 2 and as big as 100) in front of the Egyptian embassy in a city near you, and take a few photos/videos of yourself protesting so that we can cover it worldwide. We strongly encourage you to hand in a one-page document that expresses your concerns for Kareem and reasons why he should be freed. It can include copies of our current petitions as well.
For more information please visit http://www.FreeKareem.org
Thank you! If your city is not yet listed here, please help us and Kareem by getting involved!
Esra’a Al Shafei
Free Kareem Coalition, Director
Tel: +973 397 55 355