Thank you for standing with Egyptian Prisoners of Conscience

Dear all,

I am writing to extend my deepest gratitude for your adding your voice to the unprecedented message of support for human rights, sent to Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el Sisi.

As the wife of prisoner of conscience Ramy Shaath, and a human rights defender, I am personally moved by your support, which gives me hope for my husband’s release. We know very well that in view of the determined campaign to silence any independent voices in Egypt, the authorities will only improve the country’s human rights record if they are publicly called to account. Letters like the ones released by you and by US lawmakers last week, make it clear that this policy of unjust detention must end.

This unprecedented mobilization has been widely covered in international and national media from different countries (Please see the non-exhaustive list of press articles in different countries below).

We hope to share this message far and wide. Please do share it, if you have not had the time to do so yet; you should have received a toolkit from Mounir Satouri's office on 21 Oct. 2020 to help your office circulate it on social media and to let your constituents know that you stand on the side of freedom and justice.

Thank you for your support.

Céline Lebrun Shaath

Free Ramy Shaath



Libération, Des parlementaires occidentaux se mobilisent pour les prisonniers politiques en Egypte

Le Monde, Des parlementaires européens se mobilisent pour les prisonniers d'opinion en Egypte

AFP, Lettre ouverte de parlementaires européens pour les droits humains en Egypte

Mediapart, Des parlementaires occidentaux veulent faire pression sur Sissi en Egypte (in full: article_916057.pdf )



Le Soir, Des élus européens dénoncent la répression en Égypte

Brussels Morning, Some 200 MEPs call for release of political prisoners in Egypt



DW (English), European lawmakers call for release of Egypt's political prisoners 

DW (German) Offener Brief: "Ernste Sorge" über Menschenrechtslage in Ägypten

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung using the article from German press agency DPA: Menschenrechte in Ägypten - das Land verdunkelt sich weiter

Junge Welt, 22.10.2020: Al-Sisi unter Druck (Tageszeitung junge Welt)



La Vanguardia (through EFE) Legisladores de la UE y de EEUU piden a Sisi liberación de presos, según ONGs

El Pais, Un informe denuncia la ejecución de 49 presos este mes en Egipto

Periodistas, Parlamentarios europeos y estadounidenses piden la libertad de los presos políticos en Egipto



RAI Radio news bulletin (Italy) - not online

Dire, Egitto, 222 deputati Ue ad Al-Sisi: "Rilasci detenuti di coscienza" -

Pressenza, Rilasciare i prigionieri di coscienza in Egitto. Parlamentari europei e Usa scrivono ad al-Sisi



Zeelandnet, Parlementariërs vragen Al-Sisi gewetensgevangenen vrij te laten


Specialized MENA news website

Al-Monitor, Hundreds of European Union lawmakers demand Egypt's Sisi release political prisoners


Middle East Eye, European MPs tell Egypt's Sisi to release prisoners of conscience

Middle East Monitor, 222 MEPs call on Egypt’s Sisi to release political prisoners (Spanish: 222 parlamentares europeus exortam Sisi do Egito a libertar prisioneiros políticos )



Revance (Swiss Radio)


Arab World



* Al Jazeera Arabic TV <>

El Araby TV


Al Jazeera (on ONG Statement) منظمات حقوقية دولية تؤيد مطالبة مئات المشرعين الأوروبيين والأميركيين السيسي بالإفراج عن سجناء الرأي


Al Quds,برلمانيون-أوروبيون-يطالبون-السيسي-بو/


Al Sharq, برلمانيون أوروبيون لـالسيسي: عليكم التوقف عن الأعمال الانتقامية بحق سجناء الرأي 

NGOs Joint Press Release (available in different languages)

* Hundreds of EU & US lawmakers urge President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to release prisoners of conscience in Egypt <>