Tuesday, February 26, 2013

News at Eleven: Please write immediately

in Arabic, English or your own language:

Expressing concern that, though his sentence was reduced on 25 February, Mohammed al-Ajami has been imprisoned solely for the peaceful exercise of his right to freedom of expression and therefore appears to be a prisoner of conscience;

Calling on the Qatari authorities to release Mohammed al-Ajami immediately and unconditionally, if this is indeed the case, and overturn his conviction.

Please send appeals before 8 April 2013 to:

from Amnesty International: Document--Qatar: Further Information: Al-Ajami's Sentence Reduced to 15 Years
then Associated Press: Qatar poet remains in prison for 'offensive' verse
then Reuters: Poet jailed for life in Qatar insult trial has term cut to 15 years
then Al Jazeera: Qatari poet's sentence reduced to 15 years


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