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: firstname.lastname@example.org.