Egypt: Coptic Solidarity Launches Advocacy Campaign for Ramy Kamel
Coptic SolidarityCoptic Solidarity launched an online advocacy campaign to secure the release of imprisoned Coptic human rights activist and blogger, Ramy Kamel. He was arrested under false charges by Egyptian authorities on November 23, 2019. Coptic Solidarity is extremely concerned about his safety as he has already been beaten twice within the last month by security forces.Coptic Solidarity President, Ms. Caroline Doss Esq., states, “Please join us in speaking out for Ramy, urging the Egyptian government to provide immediate protection, medical treatment, and release from prison.”
Rights groups almost universally agree that Ramy Kamel’s arrest is a direct effort by the Egyptian government to punish and silence him for documenting and publicizing human rights abuses against Christians. Kamel is the founder and coordinator of the Maspero Youth Union, a Christian human rights organization founded in 2011 after the infamous Maspero Massacre in which 27 Copts were killed by the Egyptian military while peacefully protesting a church closure.
About Coptic Solidarity
Coptic Solidarity is an organization seeking to help minorities, particularly the Copts, of Egypt. We support those in Egypt working for democracy, freedom, and the protection of the fundamental rights of all Egyptian citizens, and advocate in cooperation with the affiliated organizations in Canada and in Europe (Solidarité Copte).
- For more information visit them online at: https://www.copticsolidarity.org/