Diaa Gad: Urgent Appeal for Action

Amnesty International har published an urgent appeal on the behalf of detained blogger Diaa el-Din Gad, saying that “Dia’ el Din Gad’s mother described to Amnesty International how he frequently suffers panic attacks which make it difficult for him to breathe. He also has difficulty walking or bending one of his legs, due to injuries suffered in childhood. He takes painkillers and other medication, which he did not have with him when he was arrested.”

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send appeals to arrive as quickly as possible, in English, Arabic or your own language:

– urging the Egyptian authorities to disclose Dia’ el Din Gad’ whereabouts immediately, and give him access to lawyers of his choice, his family and any medical attention he may require.

– urging the authorities to ensure that he is not tortured or otherwise ill-treated;

– urging the authorities to release Dia’ el Din Gadimmediately and unconditionally, unless he is promptly charged with a recognizably criminal offence, as he appears to be a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for the peaceful exercise of his right to freedom of expression and association.

 

APPEALS TO:

Minster of Interior

Minister Habib Ibrahim El Adly

Ministry of the Interior

25 Al-Sheikh Rihan Street, Bab al-Louk, Cairo, Egypt

Fax: +20 22 796 0682

Email: moi@idsc.gov.eg

Salutation: Dear Minister

 

Public Prosecutor

Counsellor Abdel Meguid Mahmoud

Dar al-Qadha al-‘Ali

Ramses Street, Cairo, EGYPT

Fax: +20 22 577 4716

Salutation: Dear Counsellor

 

COPIES TO:

 

Director of Human Rights and International Humanitarian and Social Affairs

Wael Abu al-Magd

Human Rights and International Humanitarian and Social Affairs

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Corniche al-Nil

Cairo

EGYPT

Fax: +20 22 574 9713

 

and to diplomatic representatives of Egypt accredited to your country.

 

PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat, or your section office, if sending appeals after 1 April 2009.

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One Response to “Diaa Gad: Urgent Appeal for Action”

  1. Amnesty: Egyptian blogger held incommunicado is at risk of torture « Free the Prisoners for Gaza Says:

    […] Also see the Urgent Appeal for Action. […]

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