Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Monday, February 9, 2009

Do what you can

I am posting this kind of late so if you get it in time please please please do something.

My roommates just recently told me about a man named Philip Rizk that they met in Egypt. He is a journalist and has worked to bring attention to the many injustices happening in Gaza. On Saturday he was arrested by the Egyptian security forces and is being detained without any real charges. Here is the article that describes what is going on.


Please do one or all of these things to bring media attention to what is going on.

Write to Amnesty International


Call the Egyptian Consulate in San Fransisco

(415) 346-9700

E-mail the Egyptian Consulate in San Fransisco


Join the Facebook group "Support and Prayer for the Safe Release of Philip Rizk" for updates.

Here is a sample letter:

Dear Amnesty International,

I am writing to inform your organization about the abduction of Egyptian-German peace and humanitarian activist, Philip Rizk, in Egypt.Philip was simply leading a peaceful protest, about 50 km north of Cairo, to show solidarity to the Gazans and Palestinians and to spread awareness to the world about Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians.

The Egyptian authorities detained 15 of the marchers and then released them all, except Philip, who they took for ‘questioning’. The authorities have not yet given any information about his welfare or reasons for his detention.For more information, please see this Reuters article:http://uk.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUKTRE51617J20090207Amnesty, please do what you can to spread the news and to help free Philip Rizk, who is an innocent victim.

Yours sincerely,