Shawkan, the Egyptian photographer, now jailed since more than 5 years, is sentenced to death.
Despite his price for freedom of speech, the Egyptian authorities do not care, and he is sentenced to be hung .
I write this post , as I have written the others, to show that he must be freed without condition. He never had a fair trial , and is accused of a crime he has not committed.
In effect, all his photos are pure art, and the accusation of spying is not founded .
He is a prisoner of conscience, and we must speak out for his liberation.
On Twitter, the hashtags #SaveShawkan and #FreeShawkan were of importance today.
It matters to take a stand in favor of Shawkan, on social networks, or by signing petitions . There is one on the site of Amnesty: the link is below:
I will share some of his photos to show his work, in solidarity.
The fourth photo is one by Shawkan, as these inserted in the text.