Urgent: Egyptian Blogger Kareem Amer Missing
|February 9, 2011|
First published February 7, 2011
CyberDissidents.org has just received word that Egyptian blogger Kareem Amer, recently released after four years in prison, has disappeared. Kareem is a member of CyberDissidents.org's blogger board and we are horrified at this news.
Last night around 11 pm Kareem left Tahrir square with a friend. They were warned not to go through Kasr Elnil because of ambushes and arrests there. It is not known if they used that exit, but Kareem and his friend have not been heard from since. Their phones are off and they are not in their apartments. "Mubarak has started to hunt us down," a friend of Kareem's told CyberDissidents.org. "One more week in power and he will kill us all."
Kareem is a sensitive soul who wants nothing more than to live in freedom. He spoke with CyberDissidents.org on Saturday and urged us to continue highlighting violations of human rights in Egypt. A few weeks ago, we asked Kareem about his four years in prison. "Freedom is worth the sacrifice," he said.
Please spread the word about Kareem's disappearance to friends, family, press and policy-makers.
To read Kareem's recent interviews and op-eds, please see below:
We urge you to contact your nearest Egyptian embassy or consulate to inquire about Kareem:
EMBASSY OF THE ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT
3521 International Ct. NW Washington DC 20008
CONSULATE GENERAL OF A.R.E. IN NEW YORK
1110 Second Ave. -- Suite 201 New York, NY 10022
CONSULATE GENERAL OF A.R.E IN CHICAGO
500 N. Michigan Ave. -- Suite 1900 Chicago, IL 60611
WEBSITE : WWW.EG2002.NET
TEL : 312.828.9162
CONSULATE GENERAL OF A.R.E. IN SAN FRANCISCO
3001 Pacific Ave. San Francisco, CA 94115
TEL: 415.346.9700- 415.346.9702
FAX: 415.346.7352 - 415.346.9480
HOUSTON CONSULATE OFFICE
1990 Post Oak Blvd. -- Suite 2180 Houston, TX 77056