We undersigned organizations and individuals draw your attention to continuing, grave human rights violations in Egypt, including the arbitrary detention of labor rights lawyer, Haytham Mohamadein, and Mostafa Maher, a former peaceful political activist and brother of April 6 Movement co-founder Ahmed Maher. Both Mostafa and Haytham were arrested in May 2019, secretly detained for a long period of time and denied due process guarantees.
Galal El-Behairy is an Egyptian poet, lyricist, and activist. Throughout his career, Galal has employed his artistic voice as a nonviolent means of reimagining the future in a time of political tumult.
Zehra Doğan is a Kurdish artist and journalist from Diyarbakir in Turkey. She is the editor of Jinha, a feminist Kurdish news agency with an all female staff. She was jailed for a painting of the destruction of the city of Nusaybin in 2017, and in 2018, the street artist Banksy created a mural of her in New York.