Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Solidarity Rally: This Thursday (Jan. 11) at Noon by DuPont Circle

Because there are concerns for Abdelkareem's safety in Al-Hadra prison (Alexandria, Egypt), we need to move quickly to build pressure on the Egyptian government to release him from detention. Kareem has now been held without trial for over two months, simply because of writing on his blog.

DC bloggers, DC blog readers, and all people of conscience are invited to attend a solidarity rally on Kareem's behalf outside a branch of the Egyptian Embassy in Washington, DC. Here are the details:

WHAT: Rally to Free Abdelkareem Soliman Amer

WHEN: Thursday (Jan. 11) - 12 noon

WHERE: Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau
1303 New Hampshire Avenue, NW (GoogleMap)
just to the Southeast of DuPont Circle

WHO: you and your friends & colleagues

So come on out during your lunch break and take a few minutes to exercise your freedom. The rally will be peaceful and respectful. We simply want to convey to Egyptian officials that this 22-year-old student must be released from detention.

Questions? Email: dcblogfree@gmail.com.

1 comment:

DCRocks said...

Directions from the metro:

Walking from DUPONT CIRCLE METRO STATION to NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE NW

Exit station using CONN AV & 19TH ST NW - DUPONT CIRCLE SOUTH exit

Walk a short distance W on Dupont Circle NW.
Turn left on New Hampshire Ave NW.
Walk approx. 1 block SW on New Hampshire Ave NW.