‘Words for the Silenced 2019’ in London

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An evening by Exiled Writers will take place in partnership with Amnesty International writing about and from those imprisoned for their words in Egypt, Turkey, the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Galal will be one of the poets presented in the event.

Monday March 4, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street, London UK WC2H 9BX

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Galal El-Behairy Starts Hunger Strike With Four Other Prisoners Continues

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Political prisoners Galal El-Behairy, Islam Khalil, Shady Elghazaly, Abdelfatah Elbana and Ahmed AbuAlam started a hunger strike in the midnight on January  25th, which will last until February 11th, to remind us all of the Egyptian revolution and of them all being suffering from injustice.  On July 31, Galal was sentenced to three years in prison because of his poetry.

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Take Action: Read and share Galal El-Behairy’s work

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To draw further international attention to his case Finnish PEN is proud to publish Galal El-Behairy’s new poem, which he has written in Tora Prison on 27 June 2018. Previously PEN centres – Danish PEN, English PEN, Finnish PEN, French PEN, German PEN, Norwegian PEN, PEN America, Swedish PEN – and our colleagues at Arablit and Artists at Risk came together to publish a poem by El-Behairy.

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UN experts urge release of Galal El-Behairy

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UN human rights experts have urged Egyptian authorities to release poet Galal El-Behairy. 
“We are alarmed at the arrest and alleged ill-treatment of Mr. El Behairy which appears to be related solely to the peaceful exercise of his right to freedom of artistic expression and creativity,”
 said the experts. 
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Galal El-Behairy’s court verdict delayed for the third time, new date scheduled for July 31

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The announcing of Galal El-Behairy’s sentence has been delayed for the third time, until July 31. The sentence was to be announced in the Military Court in Cairo on July 28. Galal El-Behairy has been imprisoned for 147 days, because of his poetry.
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