Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Demonstrators Demand the Release of Gaza Solidarity Activists
Around 200 demonstrators gathered outside the Journalists' Syndicate in downtown Cairo on Tuesday night Feb. 10 where they demanded the immediate release of four Gaza solidarity activists being held in Egyptian prisons and State-Security facilities.
These detainees and prisoners include the abducted German-Egyptian blogger, (http://tabulagaza.blogspot.com/) journalist and human rights activist Philip Rizk, the abducted and imprisoned pro-Hamas Blogger Mohammad Adel( http://43arb.info/meit/), the Chief of the populist-Islamic Labor Party, Magdy Hussein - who is arrested and now facing a trial before a military tribunal for having entered into Rafah through unofficial means. The fourth detainee is the pro-Gaza resistance and anti-Mubarak Blogger Diaa El Dein Gad ( http://soutgadeb.blogspot.com/ ) who was also recently abducted - from his home in the Gharbiya Governorate.
A wide spectrum of political activists showed up to demand the release of these four vocal men and to express their solidarity with them. Demonstrators included members of the (legally frozen) Labor Party, independent Egyptian and foreign nationals - amongst whom where "To Gaza" activists ( http://togaza.net/ ) - along with the Revolutionary Socialists, the Nasserist Karama Party, as well as friends and family of Philip Rizk ( http://philiprizk.org/)
Free Rizk, Hussein, Adel, and Gad