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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Galal El-Behairy’s sentence to be announced in Military Court, May 16

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With no forewarning, the Egyptian Military Court let it be known that Galal El-Behairy will be sentenced on May 9. This may be more threatening to his life and well-being than the parallel civilian case. A statement by human rights organizations, diplomats and artists is in preparation. Please sign the petition before it is too late!

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Galal El-Behairy to be sentenced in Military Court, May 9

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With no forewarning, the Egyptian Military Court let it be known that Galal El-Behairy will be sentenced on May 9. This may be more threatening to his life and well-being than the parallel civilian case. A statement by human rights organizations, diplomats and artists is in preparation. Please sign the petition before it is too late!

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