Thursday, October 31, 2013

Demand Freedom For Sharif Gaber


Sharif Gaber, 20, a student in the commerce faculty at Suez Canal University (Egypt)  has been arrested on charges of insulting religions and spreading atheism.(1). The detention is reported to be for 15 days pending investigations by the national security. Ahram online reports that on the basis of an allegation that he has formed a Facebook  group for atheism, the University filed a report on Sunday against him.(2). The source of  reports in Al Arabiya and Ahram online is the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression, Cairo, Egypt, an independent association established in 2006. (3). The victim of the decadent blasphemy law prevailing in Egypt is facing Jail sentence up to six years.

 All organizations, groups and individuals active for the furtherance of freedom of thought and expression are requested to urgently take up the issue and demand immediate freedom for Sharif Gaber.

Please make it a point to sign the following petition and help spread the word:

Egyptian Government: Free Sherif Gaber

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