Ibrahim Ezz el-Din

UPDATE: Ibrahim Ezz el-Din has been released from his pre-trial detention. After almost three years since his initial disappearance, Ibrahim is no longer in detention. We believe this is part of Egypt’s Ramadan Amnesty, in which 41 prisoners are said to have received presidential pardons.

Thank you to everyone who wrote letters and sent emails on his behalf!

An Appeal to our Amnesty Supporters

Taunton Amnesty Group have taken on the case of Ibrahim Ezz el-Din, a young Egyptian researcher specialising in housing at the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedom. He was arrested in June 2019 and was ‘disappeared’ for 167 days until November 2019. He alleged he had been tortured. Charges were made with no evidence and in January 2021 a judge decided to release him. He was sent to a police station awaiting release where he was interviewed by the state security force (NSA) who decided to charge him with new offences. He is back in prison. This pattern is common in Egypt. He had twice attempted suicide but has been refused medical help.

Our first action as a group is to attempt a 3-month blitz of letters, each volunteer agreeing to write a letter (rather than an email), on the same day each month, for 3 months (3 letters in all). WOULD YOU HELP US? We would like to cover every day of the month with a letter. So far we have 16 volunteers so we need more! The following days on our writing calendar are free: 3rd, 6th, 8th, 9th, 11th, 12th, 15th, 17th, 19th, 22nd and 24th.

We can supply template letters and the addresses to write to. Please contact us at amnestytaunton@gmail.com if you are able to help, and to let us know on which of the dates above you would like to write on.


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