Urgent Action update: Held incommunicado despite release order
On 19 February 2019, a judge ordered the conditional release of Egyptian activist Islam Khalil. On 25 February, the police moved Islam to al-Santa police station to complete his release procedures, but instead of releasing him, the authorities held him incommunicado. On 10 March 2018, Islam was forcibly disappeared after National Security Agency officers abducted him. He remained in arbitrary detention for almost a year facing the trumped-up charges of “membership in an illegal group” and “disseminating false information.” His family believes that Islam is at serious risk of torture and other ill-treatment while in incommunicado detention.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 26 APRIL 2019
Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Arabic to:
Abdel Fattah El-Sisi
Office of the President
Al Ittihadia Palace
Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt
Fax: +202 2391 1441
Salutation: Your Excellency
And copies to:
Deputy Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Human Rights
Ahmed Ihab Gamal-Eldin
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Corniche el-Nile, Cairo, Egypt.
Fax: +202 2574 9713
Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.
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