Document - Amnesty International presence at Cairo International Book Fair 23 January – 4 February 2013

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONALMEDIA ADVISORYAI index: MDE 12/007/2013

Date: 21 January 2013 �

�Amnesty International presence at Cairo International Book Fair 23 January – 4 February ��The international human rights organization will have a stand at the event featuring some of its work in the region including Amnesty International reports and briefings on Egypt, the Middle East and North Africa and beyond. ��Representatives of the organization will be present to explain the activities of Amnesty International and will invite people to sign petitions on key human rights issues in the Middle East and North Africa and around the world. ��It will also be possible for people attending the fair to join the global organization, which has more than 3 million members and supporters. ��“This is the second consecutive year we are attending the Cairo Book Fair, and we were encouraged by the overwhelmingly positive response we received last year,” said Philip Luther, Amnesty International's Middle East and North Africa Director. ��“This has once again been a year of huge change and human rights challenges in Egypt, and this fair is an ideal opportunity for Amnesty International to present its work to the Egyptian public and seek their participation in our activities to promote human rights around the world.” ��When: Amnesty International will have a stand at the book fair from 23 January, when the fair opens, until 4 February. ��Contact: ��For media requests about Amnesty International’s presence at the Cairo International Book Fair, please contact Joulia Bou Karroum in Cairo on +201099125306. ��For general media requests about Amnesty International’s work on human rights in Egypt, please contact the Press Office in London on +44 20 7413 5566. ��END/ �

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