From Cairo, our colleague and friend Ahdaf Soueif (author of The Map of Love, shortlisted for the Booker Prize) sends a disturbing report (3pm Cairo time, 1pm GMT):
No 1 Souq el-Tawfikiyyah St is the home of the offices of The Hisham Mubarak Legal Aid Centre, The Centre for Social and Economic Rights and The 6th April Youth. My brother-in-law, the lawyer Ahmad Seif works for the Hisham Mubarak Legal Aid Centre.
Please get word out to as many news outlets as you can”.
The Centre has put out more information on the ‘kidnap’ of its staff.
Robert Sharp, Campaigns Manager at English PEN, said:
As confusion reigns in Eygpt, everyone else must do what they can to help these human rights campaigners who are in trouble. We should spread the news of these attacks, and demand that our own government forces the Egyptian authorities protect their citizens’ right to free expression.
Originally posted with the url: www.englishpen.org/news/_1681