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Solidarity with Hisham Fouad

Saturday 24 July 2021

Journalist Hisham Fouad has been detained for over two years since being arrested on 25 June 2019. Although the legal limit for ‘pre-trial’ detention in Egypt has now expired he remains in jail, incarcerated in a windowless cell without proper access to medical treatment. Along with former MP Zyad el-Elaimy and journalist Hossam Moanis and at least 15 other individuals in the same case (State Security case 930/2019) he is being arbitrarily detained for his peaceful political activities. Hisham is a well-known activist and advocate for labour rights. He has also played a key role in Palestine solidarity campaigns.

Urgent action toolkit: Hisham Fouad

Journalist Hisham Fouad has been detained for over two years since being arrested on 25 June 2019. Although the legal limit for ‘pre-trial’ detention in Egypt has now expired he remains in jail, incarcerated in a windowless cell without proper access to medical treatment. Along with former MP Zyad el-Elaimy and journalist Hossam Moanis and at least 15 other individuals in the same case (State Security case 930/2019) he is being arbitrarily detained for his peaceful political activities. Hisham is a well-known activist and advocate for labour rights. He has also played a key role in Palestine solidarity campaigns.

Background: Read Amnesty International’s Urgent Action calling for Hisham’s release in 2019 here.

Hisham’s lawyers report that rather than releasing him, the Egyptian authorities are preparing a new case with the aim of extending his detention even further.

Hisham announced a hunger strike on 10 July. After two years detention in the inhuman conditions at Tora Prison, his health is in grave danger.

Take action now to demand Hisham’s immediate release and an end to the Egyptian authorities’ persecution of political critics, journalists, human rights activists and researchers.

Sign the petition on Change.org.

Tweet this or share on Facebook: Journalist Hisham Fouad is locked in a windowless cell in Egypt for his peaceful political campaigning. After 2 years without charge or trial @alsisiofficial and @mfaegypt must release him now. #EgyptSolidarity http://www.change.org/releasehishamfouad

Share the campaign graphic on WhatsApp and Instagram with the petition link http://www.change.org/releasehishamfouad

Write a letter of protest to the Egyptian embassy in your country calling for Hisham’s immediate release

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