From: Letwin, Michael
Date: Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 2:04 PM
Subject: FYI: 12:30 PM Saturday in Union Square: Free Rights Defenders in Egypt
Free Rights Defenders in Egypt
UPDATE: SATURDAY IN UNION SQUARE. 12:30PM
Hossam is released but there are still thousands more in jail, imprisoned for years for expressing their opinions or doing their jobs as journalists.
We were going out to protest for Hossam and he’s now been released. But instead of quietening down, let’s keep the momentum up. Those of us in New York are able to protest freely and should let the governments of both Egypt and the US that we have not forgotten Shawkan or Alaa or Maheinour or any of the other human rights activists and journalists in jail in Egypt now.
So, see you on Saturday at Union Square for one hour. Let’s make this a bigger protest. We will prepare for some human rights defenders to speak and advocate on the draconian crackdown on activism and freedom of speech in Egypt. It is also good for all of us to meet and see how we can work together.
See you then.
**This action is endorsed by the following solidarity organizations**
National Lawyers Guild -MENA Solidarity
MENA Solidarity Network – US
Labor for Palestine
NYC Solidarity with Palestine/Palestine Direct Action Front
NYC Students for Justice in Palestine
International Socialist Organization