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My Video Message to General Sisi… Let My Nephew Go

Dear Ambassador Mohamed M. Tawfik, (General Sisi)
I am writing as an Egyptian national who has lived in the United States for 35 years and who still feels a close connection to his native country. I am writing on behalf of my brother and his family, whose son, Hassan, was arrested during the recent crackdown in August.
My nephew, Hassan, is a sweet 19-year-old boy, who all his life he has been working hard to build his future. Hassan, like all teens, loves music, reading and camping. From my last visit in 2011, I remember Hassan as a gentle, kind, young boy, a hard worker and lovely kid. He has never been affiliated with any political or religious organization.
In August, Hassan found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when he was arrested among the thousands who were lucky enough not to get killed the day of the crackdown on El Nahda sit-in protest. For weeks, his family didn’t know anything about Hassan. They finally found him in Wady El Natroon detention center in Eastern Cairo.
To date, he hasn’t been charged with anything or had his day in court. Additionally, his family has to go through great hardship every time they are allowed to visit him.
Here, I’m asking for your help to intercede in the case of my nephew and to help win his release as well as all political prisoners held with no charge. Many of these are young men, like Hassan, who need to back to their university studies and be reunited with their families.
Hassan is not a threat to the national security of Egypt, but, rather, he and his fellow prisoners are the future of Egypt.
I greatly appreciate your attention to this matter and anything you can do to intercede on behalf on my nephew.
Sincerely yours,

PLEAE sign my petition to Egyptian authority to release Hassan and all political prisoners..
http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/let-my-nephew-go

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Ahmed Tharwat …. in the middle Ahmed Tharwat Im a host and producer of the Arab-Muslim Americans TV show BelAhdan with Ahmed (with open arms), a weekly TV show that airs on public TV Mondays at 1030PM. As a regular speaker and contributor on Public Radio show All Thing Considered, I have shared my unique view of world and American political and social events. As a regular contributor to StarTribune, the Pioneer Press, and Twin City Planet , also he has written to national and international magazines, such Slate, Diversify Inc and Al Jazeera English. I won the Pioneer Press community columnist award in 2000. In all my work, I have been Trying to bring Arab/Muslims to mainstream Americans.. . I believe that when it comes to politics “Nobody has a monopoly on stupidity” Thanks In The Middle ... Ahmed Tharwat/ Host BelAhdan TV show Freelance Writer, Public Speaker, International Media Fixer www.ahmediatv.com