Egypt: Prisoner of conscience / health concern: 'Alaa Hamed

Egypt: Prisoner of conscience / health concern: 'Alaa Hamed

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Index Number: MDE 12/033/1997
Date Published: 11 June 1997
Categories: Egypt, Middle East And North Africa

On 25 May 1997 a Cairo Appeal Court upheld a sentence of one years' imprisonment, a fine and confiscation of his book, al-Firash, handed down on writer 'Alaa Hamed. He is reportedly in poor health, suffering from severe stomach and kidney infections. Amnesty International considers 'Alaa Hamed to be a prisoner of conscience and his calling for his immediate and unconditional release.


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