Call For Their Release
by Adam Goodwin | Last Updated: March 22, 2014
In April, I return to the country of Egypt for the third time, and to the continent of Africa for the fourth time. Recently, I came across some news about Egypt.
Amnesty International is currently calling on the Government of Egypt to begin immediately respecting the basic human rights of three foreigners. Journalist Peter Greste, and Al Jazeera staff Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed have been detained without adequate public reason, justification, or charge.
The Amnesty International student club at the university I work at recently spent an evening watching the award-winning documentary, The Square. They spent time writing letters to Egyptian government representatives located in the U.K., and British government diplomats in Egypt, calling all diplomats to call on the Egyptians to release these men.
A Call To Action
Spend a few minutes and write to your local government officials, or a foreign government official in your country, and ask them for action on a topic close to your heart. We cannot all do all things, but we can all do small things with much courage and hope. Unite.
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Adam Goodwin is a Canadian working in the United Kingdom, and is a proud shameless idealist. His parents currently work in Cairo, Egypt. He has siblings and distant family in Canada and around the rainbow nation’s only home. Follow his year+ overseas on Twitter (@adam13goodwin) and on this blog.