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Demand for Justice in Egypt!

OUTfront Action: August 15, 2001


August 15
5:30 - 7:00 PM

Egyptian Cultural & Educational Bureau
1303 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
(Between 20th and 21st St.; Metro stop: Dupont Circle, Red Line)

Following an initial hearing, 52 Egyptian men, after being arrested and detained for allegedly being gay, will face the Egyptian Emergency State Security Court for charges of "immoral behavior" and "contempt of religion" on August 15th. Al-Fatiha (LGBTQ Muslims & Friends) has declared August 15 a day of solidarity and mourning to honor these men. Amnesty International OUTfront in support of the Al-Fatiha day of solidarity calls on all lgbt people and allies to protest and demand for the immediate release of these men.

Join us for a rally outside the office of the Egyptian Ministry of Education whose stated mission is: "We are your gateway to Egypt, as we believe that direct contacts among peoples contributes effectively to the promotion of international understanding and strengthens friendship among nations." For further info about the bureau:

Call/Write the Egyptian officials and let them know what you think: telephone 202.296.3888; fax 202.296.3891;

Demand for Justice in Egypt! Call on the Egyptian govt. to honor their obligations under international law and release the 52 men!

For more information about the rally: 202.544.0200, X275;

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