The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Solidarity with Sharqawi from Canada

We received this from Hicham Safieddine, a Lebanese journalist in Canada.

Dear Arabist.Net,

My name is Hicham Safieddine and I am journalist currently in Montreal. I thought you would be interested to know that I read out excerpts from the letter activist Mohamad Sharqawi wrote from prison and that was posted on your website last week, on CKUT, Montreal's community radio station. You can listen to the reading and a discussion about Sharqawi and Egypt in general on the internet at Click on "programming and archives," go to the Wednesday column and click on the "Caravan" show. it is part of the July 12 show. It begins around the 46 minute mark.

My heart and thought go out to Sharqawi and all of those fighting for the dignity and freedom of the Egyptian people.


Hicham Safieddine

Meanwhile in Cairo, a delegation of university professors will meet with the new General Prosecutor tomorrow Tuesday, to demand Sharqawi's release.