March 13, 2011

Ziad Bakir - R.I.P.

All tried hard but no one could win.

The DNA results came faster then expected and were shattering the last hopes we had.

And yet - Egypt must have a future so his death was not in vain.

The Minister of Culture has announced that at the Cairo Opera a hall shall be named after Ziad. One day I will sit in that hall and think of him.                         

My thoughts are with his brave parents, his tireless campaigning sister, his endlessly searching brother and cousin and all that knew and loved him.

May he rest in peace.

Tarek Abdel Latif - R.I.P.

Experiencing horror in the aftermath of Egypt's revolution.

Last 24 hrs have been gruesome with two bodies found in morgues that were thought to be Ziad Bakir and Tarek Abdel Latif. They both are missing since Jan 28 and we campaigned worldwide for them.

The day yesterday turned out a nightmare. In the end it was confirmed that Tarek is dead with a 4mm bullet in his neck. The autopsy today of the other body does not yet confirm Ziad's death. We have to wait for the autopsy results. For the family an unbearable burden.

Tarek Abdel Latif was an Engineer from Cairo and a peaceful loving man. He leaves his wife and two small children. The family is devastated.

686 people are so far confirmed killed in the peaceful revolution since Jan 25. But peaceful were only the demonstrators. Special Security police and Army were killing machines. Special Security has been officially destroyed now but the army is getting more and more aggressive.

The battle of the Egyptian people for freedom and the right to live is not yet won. It must go on.

March 09, 2011

Tahrir sq. - Update Mar 9

The number of martyrs has now been counted to be 686.

686 innocent lifes lost to the ruthless killers of the Mubarak regime. And up to now no justice in sight.

What an unbelievable high price for winning freedom.

March 01, 2011

Urgent - Help release Ziad Bakir!

One month after the revolution started many people are still missing who have been abducted by police or the military forces. One of them is Ziad Bakir, an artist and graphic designer with the Cairo Opera. Ziad, father of three, is missing since Jan28, and his family have searched everywhere for him. He disappeared near Tahrir square where he was peacefully participating in the demonstrations. Many people got rounded up and arrested by the forces and taken to unknown places. Although the new government had promised to release all demonstrators that were arrested, four weeks later they still have not done so!

If you live outside of Egypt, please write a short email to your nearest Embassy of Egypt attaching the picture below and asking for his immediate release! His family can‘t bear missing him any longer! He has now been missing for a whole month!

Sending a short email with the picture is the fastest and easiest form to pressure the Egyptian authorities to finally release Ziad Bakir!

For finding the email adress of your nearest Egyptian Embassy check these lists:

Embassies with English web-sites

Embassies with French web-sites

Embassies with Arabic web-sites