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PRESS: RAMY ESSAM talks to YLE about freedom of expression (in Finnish)

Source: https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-10506987 Sanna Vilkman 17.11.2018   Ramy Essam, the voice of the Egyptian revolution and “singer of Tahrir Square”, talks to Finnish YLE about the importance of freedom of expression and the Finnish way of not speaking up: – I … 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 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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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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URGENT UPDATE: Galal El-Behairy to be sentenced in Military Court, May 16.

Read the Artists at Risk (AR) International Appeal to #FreeGalal  With no forewarning, the Egyptian Military Court let it be known that Galal El-Behairy will be sentenced on May 16. This may be more threatening to his life and well-being … Continue reading

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