Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Stand up for Freedom in Egypt – Release the Al Jazeera 3 and all Political Prisoners.

Saturday, June 28, 3pm, US Consulate, Citibank Building, Customs St, Auckland

Stand up for Freedom in Egypt – Release the Al Jazeera 3 and all Political Prisoners.

Supporters of the Egyptian revolution will gather at 3pm this Saturday outside the American Consulate on Customs Street in Auckland to call for the release of the Al Jazeera 3 and all political prisoners in Egypt.

Local Egyptian activist Mohamed Hassan:

"As a journalist I stand firmly in solidarity with Baher Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy and Peter Greste and all journalists imprisoned around the world for daring to do their job. I also stand in solidarity with the tens of thousands of political prisoners in Egyptian jails without access to fair trial or fair representation. As an Egyptian I oppose the inhumane and unjust sentences handed down by the Egyptian courts. I oppose the stance taken by the Egyptian Government in dismissing the calls by the international community for fair and honest trials. I oppose any measures that work to stifle the foundations of free speech and basic dignities that all men and women are entitled to. The core demands of the January 25 Revolution were, and still remain; bread, freedom and social justice. I strongly oppose any and all attempts to undermine these basic and dignified desires that all Egyptians, and all people, rightly deserve."

Joe Carolan, Auckland based unionist-

"Socialist Mahienour el-Massry and eight other activists have been sentenced to two years’ jail by Egypt’s military regime. Their “crime” was to organise a demonstration in violation of new anti-protest laws that came into force late in 2013. El-Massry has a long history as an activist and played a leading role in the campaign to expose the role of the security forces in the horrific murder of Khaled Sa’id. Sa’id was beaten to death in Alexandria in 2010. The protests which followed his murder played a key role in galvanising opposition to President Hosni Mubarak in the lead-up to the 2011 revolution. El-Massry, a lawyer, was arrested and beaten by the police in March 2013, after she went to represent arrested demonstrators at a police station in Alexandria."

STAND UP FOR FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY IN EGYPT

RELEASE THE AL JAZEERA 3 and ALL EGYPTIAN POLITICAL PRISONERS
 

Saturday, June 28, 3pm, US Consulate, Citibank Building, Customs St, Auckland

Organised by Global Peace and Justice Auckland

Further info: Mohamed- 021 022 17607 / Joe- 029 44 55 702


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