Free Award-Winning Journalist Before He Is Put to Death

Target: Hisham Barakat, Prosecutor General of Egypt

Goal: Release photojournalist from his illegal imprisonment before he faces the death penalty.

An award-winning photojournalist is set to be executed in a horrific abuse of human rights and freedom of the press. Mahmoud Abu Seid, an Egyptian photojournalist, was arrested in 2013 for reporting on the brutal Rabaa Massacre.

Abu Zeid has become a symbol in the fight for the free press. He is being held illegally, without charge, for simply doing his job. He is currently suffering from anemia, depression, and hepatitis C behind bars. However, despite his struggles, he has been awarded the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Prize.

Abu Zeid must be released. Sign the petition to demand this accomplished journalist be freed and international human rights laws be upheld.


Dear Prosecutor General Barakat,

For nearly five years, photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid has been wasting away in an Egyptian prison without charges. He was arrested for simply doing his job and now faces the death penalty for no crime other than spreading the truth.

This treatment of one of Egypt’s own citizens is a blatant rejection of international human rights laws. However, despite these struggles, and because of his bravery in the face of them, Abu Zeid has been awarded a Press Freedom Prize by UNESCO. I demand you release him immediately and protect the rights of your nation’s journalists.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Patrick Feller

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One Comment

  1. Gen Agustsson says:

    stop executions. its barbarism.

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