Our Group’s Letters of Concern Helped Release Karim Amer of Egypt.
Abdul Kareem Nabeel Suleiman Amer a writer, blogger and student sentenced to 4 years imprisonment for criticizing religious and government authorities.
Karim Amer was briefly freed on November 5, 2010, having served the full four years of his sentence. He was quickly rearrested by the Interior Ministry and detained for eleven additional days, during which time he later stated that he was tortured. Following his second release on November 16, 2010 he stated that he had no regrets for his previous words, and intended to continue blogging.
The Global Importune letter signing group began sending letters of concern on behalf of Karim Amer to officials in the government of Egypt sometime around July 2010.
He was RELEASED on November 3, 2000.
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