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#FreeGalal: Galal El-Behairy’s poem: The Tartan Shirt

Read about Galal El-Behairy’s case Your letter’s tucked away in the sleeve of a tartan shirt: it flies towards you and greets you. Yet I fear that if they searched that shirt it, too, would become afraid and forget how … Continue reading

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#FreeGalal: PEN calls for the poet Galal El-Behairy’s sentence to be quashed

Open letter: PEN calls for the poet Galal El-Behairy’s sentence to be quashed Open letter President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Office of the President Al Ittihadia Palace Cairo Egypt Your Excellency We, the undersigned, are writing to you in regard to … Continue reading

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#FreeGalal: Galal El-Behairy sentenced 3 years in prison

On July 31st , the Military Court of Cairo sentenced the poet Galal El-Behairy to three years in prison and a fine of 10,000 Egyptian Pounds (560 USD) for “insulting the military” and “spreading false news” on charges related to … Continue reading

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#FreeGalal: court veredict delayed to July 31

 Sign the petition to #FreeGalal Galal El-Behairy’s court verdict has been delayed for the third time. The new date is scheduled for this Tuesday, 31 July. The sentence was to be announced in the Military Court in Cairo 28 July. … Continue reading

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#FreeGalal Press: Ramy Essam’s Interview for YLE (Swedish)

We condemn this brutal repression of the freedom of expression. We demand the immediate and unconditional release of Galal El-Behairy! #FreeGalal #prisonersofbalaha Sign the petition to FreeGalal! Source:Yle Author: PETER  LÜTTGE HELSINKI Text Re: “Jag hatar min låt” – hans vän sitter fängslad i … Continue reading

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A Letter from Tora Prison – Galal El Behairy

Sign the Petition to Free Galal El-Behairy   A Letter from Tora Prison Galal El-Behairy From the Tora Prison in Cairo May 2018 Translated from Egyptian Colloquial Arabic.   Opening: You, something in the heart, unspoken, something in the throat, … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Galal El-Bejairy’s sentencing by Military Courts delayed to June 27th

URGENT UPDATE: Galal El-Bejairy’s sentencing by Military Courts has been delayed to June 27th SIGN THE APPEAL – #FREEGALAL!

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Breaking: Galal El-Behairy’s sentencing by Military Court delayed to May 16

Breaking: Galal El-Behairy’s sentencing by Military Court delayed to May 16 SIGN THE PETITION TO #FREEGALAL!  

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#FreeGalal – International Music Council released a statement to not penalise Ramy Essam and Galal El-Behairy

#FreeGalal International Music Council strongly urges decision-makers to not penalise IMC Music Rights Champion Ramy Essam or Galal El-Behairy for a song, lyrics or video created. #FiveMusicRights #FreeGalal#PrisonersofBalaha #Artistsatrisk #FreeMuse Suomen musiikkineuvostoSafemuse     Source: Intenrnational Music Council IMC statement … Continue reading

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#Free Galal – (Interview in Finnish) Johanna Sillanpää of Finnish PEN, talking about musician Ramy Esssam and poet Galal-El-Behairy from Egypt.

#FreeGalal! Artists at Risk continues the campaign to release Galal El-Behairy from Egyptian prison. Suomen Pen Finnish Pen has been an active partner. Listen to the interview with Johanna Sillanpää of Finnish PEN, talking about musician Ramy Esssam and poet … Continue reading

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