Protest Kareem Amer's Imprisonment

November 4, 2010

UPDATE: Kareem has been freed! He also gave a public statement which we translated following his arrest. Congratulations to Kareem and thanks for all your support.

November 5th is the four year anniversary of Kareem Amer's imprisonment. Amer is a student blogger whose liberty was robbed from him for criticizing  Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak. He might be released on November 5th, but there are rumors that his sentence will be extended. Either way, CyberDissidents.org will mark his fourth year in prison by holding protests at Egyptian embassies throughout the globe. As the recipient of billions of dollars of American aid, Egypt has a special responsibility to stop repressing advocates of free speech.

Please consider joining our worldwide protest at the Egyptian embassy or consulate nearest to you on November 5th. The primary protests will be held at New York City and Washington D.C. 

CONSULATE GENERAL OF A.R.E. IN NEW YORK
1110 Second Ave.  Suite 201 New York, NY 10022
Email:egypteg@aol.com
TEL: 212.759.7120
FAX: 212.308.7643

EMBASSY OF THE ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT
CHANCERY
3521 International Ct. Nw Washington DC 20008
TEL: 202.895.5400
FAX: 202.244.4319
202.244.5131
Email: Embassy@egyptembassy.net 
 

Other consulate locations can be found in the following link:
http://www.cyberdissidents.org/bin/content.cgi?ID=426&q=1&s=3

Invite friends and family. Bring food and drinks. Feel free to read out Amer's letters from prison. If a consulate is nowhere near you, a free speech plaza on campus works as well. Post it on your Facebook account, link to CyberDissidents.org, Tweet it, or just shout loudly out your window. We strongly encourage you to write Op-Eds to local or student papers during the week of the protest. We might  be able to help get the pieces published in major outlets. Please take pictures at the protests.

If you have any questions or suggestions, we'd love to hear them.

Students based in New York will be taking the lead on this. Our campus ambassadors at Hunter College and NYU will be coordinating the protest at the Egyptian consulate at 1 PM. The consulate is located at 1110 Second Ave. Suite 201 New York, NY 10022.

To paraphrase an American founding father, we must swear eternal hostility against all forms of tyranny over the mind of man.