ALERT: Amnesty staffer dragged away by Mubarak’s police!

From: Amnesty International USA
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 3:07 PM
Subject: BREAKING: Amnesty delegate detained in Egypt!
Urgent: An Amnesty International staff member and others were detained by police in Cairo, Egypt this morning.

Call on Egyptian authorities to immediately release Amnesty International staff member and other human rights monitors.
Our hearts nearly stopped this morning when we heard the news – one of our own, a member of the Amnesty International staff, was detained by police in Cairo after the Hisham Mubarak Law Center was taken over by military police.

Our colleague was taken along with at least three others, including a delegate from Human Rights Watch. We do not know their current whereabouts.

The ongoing crackdown on civil society in the wake of the protests in Egypt is appalling. It is essential that human rights monitors be allowed the freedom to do their crucial work at this time of crisis. Egypt must release these individuals immediately.

Please, we need you to speak up with the voice of the international human rights movement:

Tell Egyptian officials to release Amnesty International’s staff member and all human rights monitors.

We are appealing directly to the Egyptian authorities because this madness has got to stop.
Please help us bring our human rights colleagues to safety. Please help ensure that human rights are respected in Egypt.
Larry Cox
Executive Director
Amnesty International USA

P.S. The calls you’ve been making to the Egyptian Embassy and the emails to the US government are making a difference. Please keep up the pressure!

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