News from CairoóFrom Wissam Abyadís Partner
Today, the 16th of March, 2003, marks the 2nd month
Wissam has spent in Jail. He was entrapped on the 16th of January, and lost
his appeal on the 17 of Feb.
Amnesty International has declared Wissam a prisoner of
conscience, and has included him in a press release on the situation in Egypt.
He is now being posted on several sites around the world asking for world
support for his case.
His story has begun to surface in the international press
as well: http://www.gaycitynews.com/gcn211/middleeast.html
The Lebanese Association for Personal Rights has worked
with the Lebanese media to release his story in Lebanon also. It has been
printed this morning in El-Nahar daily.
We are still trying to press for a letter from other US
congressmen besides Barney Frank, such as Jerrold Nadlerís office. One may
come this week.
Today the Lebanese Embassy informed Wissamís mother and
friend that they will check on him in jail to ensure the conditions he is
being kept in, and see what they can do to assist him.
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