Urgent Action update: Arbitrarily detained Egyptian on hunger strike
On 25 January, Islam Khalil and four other prisoners began a hunger strike to protest their arbitrary detention. On 8 January, the Cairo Criminal Court had renewed Islam Khalil’s detention for a further 45 days. Islam Khalil, a victim of enforced disappearance, has been held in pre-trial detention on trumped-up charges since 10 March 2018. Islam Khalil maintains that he is innocent. It is believed that the charges brought against him are in retaliation for his political activism. According to information received by Amnesty International, Islam Khalil is physically and mentally exhausted and requires urgent medical care.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 15 MARCH 2019
Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in Arabic or English to:
Mr. Nabil Sadek
Office of the Public Prosecutor, Dar alQada
al-Ali, Down Town
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 office if sending appeals after the above date.