Amnesty International post to EgyptPosted: September 16, 2015
11 September, 2015
Public Prosecutor, Hesham Mohamed Zaki Barakat,
Office of the Public Prosecutor, Supreme Court House
1 ’26 July’ Road, Cairo
Arab Republic of Egypt
I call for the immediate and unconditional release of Mahmoud Abu Zied. All charges should be dropped as they are completely unfounded. Mr. Zied was peacefully acting as a photo journalist at the time of his arrest in August of 2013 when Egyptian security forces used excessive and lethal force to disperse a sit-in in Cairo.
Mr. Zied is a prisoner of conscience as described by Amnesty International.