Student groups of Amnesty International New Zealand have been actively working on Kareem’s case for some time now, featuring him on their Freedom Challenge action page:
Here in New Zealand criticisms of the government and educational institutes are made every day… just listen in to friends and family conversations and you’d be surprised how often those criticisms are made. What won’t surprise you at all is that such comments are made without fear of imprisonment, ill-treatment or torture – a right denied Shi Tao and Abdul Karim Nabeil Suleiman.
Amnesty International considers Abdul’s sentence as “yet another slap in the face of freedom of expression in Egypt,” and considers him to be a prisoner of conscience who is being prosecuted on account of the peaceful expression of his views.” Join Amnesty in calling for Kareem’s immediate and unconditional release.
In a recent e-mail to us, Jay Crangle, a member of the organization, writes:
We are mailing a petition with over 800 signatures to the Interior Minister this week, as well as the diplomatic representative of Egypt accredited to New Zealand.
We would like to thank Amnesty International New Zealand for their consistent efforts concerning Kareem’s case, and hope that they too will be involved in our worldwide rallies.