British-Egyptian writer and activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah, an Honorary Member of English PEN, is currently serving a five-year prison sentence in Egypt. He has now been on hunger strike for more than 200 days.
Last week, as Alaa Abd El-Fattah reached his 200th day on hunger strike and amid increased concerns for his health and well-being, his youngest sister Sanaa Seif began a sit-in outside the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO) in London. Seif and her family are seeking to highlight her brother’s plight and calling on the UK authorities, in particular the Foreign Secretary, James Cleverly, to take urgent action.
Please take a few moments to show your support for Alaa Abd El-Fattah and his family, and to help put increased pressure on the Foreign Secretary to urgently intervene in his case. If possible, please let us know what actions you take by emailing [email protected].
Read more about Alaa Abd El-Fattah’s case here
TAKE ACTION FOR ALAA ABD EL-FATTAH
- Write to your MP, asking them to raise his case with the Foreign Secretary.
- Read Alaa Abd El-Fattah’s book You Have Not Yet Been Defeated (translated by a collective and published by Fitzcarraldo Editions)
- Sign and share the petition for Alaa Abd El-Fattah’s release. https://www.change.org/p/help-free-my-brother-before-it-s-too-late-jamescleverly-freealaa
- Join the call to #FreeAlaa on social media and follow @FreedomForAlaa on social media:
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/FreedomForAlaa
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freedomforAlaa/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freedomforalaa/