Code Pink – 2014-04-21 02:17:33
(April 20, 2014) — Mohamed Soltan is a 26-year-old US citizen who graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in economics. But now, he is literally starving in an Egyptian prison. Email the State Department and Egyptian Embassy calling on them to free Mohamed now!
Mohamed joined the peaceful protests in Egypt against the coup that overthrew democratically elected President Morsi. He was shot at a protest and arrested a few days later. He needed surgery for his wound so another prisoner performed the surgery on the dirty prison floor using pliers.
Mohamed’s trial dates have been postponed over and over again. He has been in jail for over 230 days and he has been on a hunger strike for the past 80 days. He is now so weak he can’t walk and his family is very concerned about how long he can last on this hunger strike.
If you’re in the DC area, join us to protest at the Egyptian Embassy in Washington, DC (3522 International Court NW) on Monday, April 21st at noon. Email Alli@codepink.org with any questions.
Watch the video about his case, then share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #DyingtoLive.
Join the Facebook group to support Mohamed and to stay updated on his case.
Send an email to Anne Patterson, Assistant Secretary of State, and the Egyptian Ambassador to the US, Ambassador Tawfik. Tell them to help free political prisoner Mohamed Soltan, an Egyptian-American who has been jailed for over 200 days and has been on hunger strike for over 80 days.
To Deputy Secretary Patterson and Ambassador Tawfik:
Mohamed Soltan is a 26-year-old US citizen who has been imprisoned in Egypt for over 200 days and has been on a hunger strike for over 80 days. His trial dates have been postponed over and over again. He is now so weak he can’t walk and his family is very concerned about how long he can last on this hunger strike.
I urge the US government to demand that the Egyptian government release Mohamed Soltan. I also call on the Egyptian government to let Mohamed Soltan go and end its brutal crackdown on Egyptian dissenters. If Mohamed dies, his blood will be on your hands.
Every action counts, and each day his health deteriorates. Please act now. Thank you for taking a stand for Mohamed. It means a lot to his family.