August 8, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Amnesty International Issues an Urgent Call for Action for Khaled’s Release Due to Medical Complications
Today Amnesty International issued an URGENT ACTION to its members and the international community, asking its over 3 million supporters in over 150 countries to write immediately to Egypt’s Public Prosecutor, President, and Deputy Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Human Rights.
Amnesty International is calling for the immediate release of Khaled Al-Qazzaz, a permanent resident of Canada and father of four young Canadian children, who has been unlawfully detained in Egypt for over 400 days.
35-year-old Khaled’s health has deteriorated significantly. A recent MRI and medical reports show that he is at risk of permanent disability and paralysis if not provided with critical treatment. His medical complications are exasperated due to the poor conditions that he is having to endure as a result of his illegal detainment.
Sarah Attia, Khaled’s Canadian-born wife, is calling on those supporting her in advocating for Khaled’s release and on all people who stand with justice to immediately write letters. The URGENT ACTION and additional details can be found in the following link – Amnesty Urgent Action Document
All human rights statements and urgent actions released on Khaled can be found here:
Call to Action
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3. Send letters to recommended recipients
Khaled Al-Qazzaz, a permanent resident of Canada and father of four young Canadian children, has been unlawfully detained in Egypt for over 400 days. He has been held without charges for over one year now. Khaled currently spends his days and nights in solitary confinement in a cramped insect infested cell slightly larger than a broom closet in one of Egypt’s most notorious prisons.
Khaled Al-Qazzaz is an acclaimed educator, youth activist, human rights champion and revolutionist. Khaled was a staffer, bureaucrat and civil servant of a democratically elected government and he exercised his rights to freedom of expression and association peacefully.
Toronto-born Sarah Attia, Khaled’s wife, has been calling on the Canadian government for help for over two months but little progress has been made.
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