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CODEPINK Releases Statement of Support

More about Khaled, Campaign NewsRidwan Al-Nachawati

The human rights organization, CODEPINK: Women for Peace, has released a statement of support for our campaign by sending letters to General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Prime Minister Stephen Harper, on July 3rd, which marks the 1 year anniversary of Khaled's detention. The letters state:

"On this 365th day of Mr. Al-Qazzaz’s detention, CODEPINK implores those in power in Canada to help resolve this tremendous injustice. Each and every day that Mr. Al-Qazzaz’s release is prolonged is a crime. However, each and every day is also a new opportunity to end an egregious human rights violation. In order to uphold standards of human rights, civil liberties, and respect for human dignity, CODEPINK urges you to demand the immediate and safe release of prisoner Al-Qazzaz to mark the beginning of turning tides of respect for human rights in Egypt."

 

To read the letters in full, please click on the links below.

CODEPINK letter to Stephen Harper

CODEPINK letter to General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

Khaled's reflections during the Jan 2011 revolution

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Khaled went out daily to Tahrir square during the protests of 2011 in Egypt against Hosni Mubarak. He shared his thoughts and experiences with his friends on facebook. 

Khaled wrote this post on January 9, 2011:

"We will not go anywhere until all Egyptian segments, groups, etc., have the same principled position towards injustice/violence. In the same voice we should condemn violence as in Alexandria, Nag' Hammadi, Luxur and Sinai, we should also condemn torture in our police stations and amn el dawla and cry out loud for Khaled Said, ElSayed Belal and many others whom we know and don't know. We should all condemn violence used against bedouins in Sinai, Palestinians in Arish and in investigations in upper Egypt.

We should not accept having thousands of political prisoners of Ikhwan, 6th of April, internet bloggers and many others.

We should have a common stand against all forces against freedom of expression by silencing religious satellite channels and banning writers like Fahmy Howaidy and TV shows for Amr Adeeb, and even Alaa Sadek.

We should all fight corruption and cheating in all forms.

It will not work if every group fights for their own interest, we should have a unified stance against the common evil that is common for all people and not only the evil done against my group."