Urgent Action update: Arbitrarily detained couple remains held
On 3 July 2019, a judge ordered the release of Ola al-Qaradawi after over two years of arbitrary solitary confinement over unfounded charges. However, the Egyptian authorities decided to imprison Ola in another case, over unfounded charges including “using her connections in prison to fund terrorist groups”, despite her being in solitary confinement the whole time. Hossam Khalaf, Ola’s husband, is awaiting his detention renewal hearing, which has been postponed until 3 August.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 22 AUGUST 2019
Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter in English or Arabic to:
Public Prosecutor Nabil Sadek
Office of the Public Prosecutor
Dar alQada Al-Ali, Downtown Cairo
Arab Republic of Egypt
Fax: +202 2577 4716
Salutation: Dear Counsellor
Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.
Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.