Dear Friends, Colleagues, and Allies:
This past spring a group of 11 U.S. Attorneys and Scholars took part in an important National Lawyer’s Guild delegation to Cairo, Egypt. The aim of the delegation was to study Egypt’s ongoing revolution and to investigate the role and responsibility of the U.S. government and American corporations in human rights abuses under the Mubarak and post Mubarak regimes.
At the time the delegation was being organized we could not make an open call for donations due to the security situation. Given the incidents of persecution of local and international NGOs in Egypt by the military controlled government we did not want to risk exposing our allies in Egypt or risk our ability to conduct the delegation by advertising our trip.
We are asking for your assistance in raising funds to cover some outstanding costs of the delegation and the remainder will assist us in our upcoming post-delegation work: including the publication of a full report, which will be translated for Arab audiences. These funds are very important to follow up on planned legal, policy and organizing campaigns for government and corporate accountability.
We are hoping to raise between 3,000-5,000$. Any amount would be greatly appreciated. Please donate through this account:
Article: U.S. Intervention Continues to Undermine the Egyptian Revolution
Suzanne Adely, NLG Labor Lawyer and Organizer
Bahar Azmy, Legal Director-Center for Constitutional Rights
Audrey Bomse, NLG International Committee
Lamis Deek , NLG Human Rights Lawyer and Community Organizer
Ahmad Ghabbour, Attorney, National Security Clinic at UT Law School.
Maryam Jamshidi, Attorney and Scholar ,Transitional Justice
Michael Letwin, New York based Defense Attorney and Activist
Corinna Mullen, Scholar- School of Oriental and African Studies
Brahim Rouabah, Tunis Based Human Rights Activist, Center for Islam and Democracy
Azadeh Shahshahani, Human Rights Attorney, President-elect of the National Lawyers Guild.
Mayssa Sultan , Cairo based Egyptian-American Activist
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