Update – 29 March 2021
Egypt – Sign the petition for Ashraf Hamdi’s release!
On 29 March 2021, cartoonist Ashraf Hamdi has been detained for 63 days for posting a video on his Facebook page.
On 28 March, the team of the Egyptoon channel published a request for clemency to the authorities, along with an invitation to sign a petition for his release.
Cartooning for Peace joins the initiative and invites you to sign the petition below and available here. (below)
As indicated on the post, the link to the petition does not work, the Egyptoon team suggests signing directly in the comments of the Facebook post. You can also try other internet browsers.
Ashraf has only exercised his right to speak out and has now been in prison for two months. His release is a matter of emergency.
PETITION FOR THE REMISSION OF SENTENCE OF THE ARTIST “DOCTOR ASHRAF HAMDI”
His Excellency, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi /
His Excellency the Minister of the Interior
His Excellency, the Counsellor / Mr. Attorney General
Those who love their country and have great trust in its wise leadership appeal to your Excellency to consider the forgiveness of the cartoonist & doctor Ashraf Hamdi Mohamed – director of the Egyptoon YouTube channel – accused of misdemeanor number 5535 in 2021. His work attests to a constant support to the glorious June 30 revolution, commitment to solving Egypt’s problems and a rare patriotism. We the undersigned affirm to all those in authority that such an artist would always support his country and stand behind its leaders.
May God protect Egypt and protect its leader, His Excellency President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi.
Peace, mercy and blessings of God.
Fans of the patriotic Egyptian cartoonist, Ashraf Hamdi, who have great faith in the Egyptian leadership.