Urgent Request from Amnesty International

From Amnesty International on the violence and the protests in Egypt:

The number one request we’re hearing from our fellow Egyptian activists is to have their voices heard at various Egyptian embassies and consulates.

We intend to do all we can to make that happen, but Egyptian authorities are making it very difficult.

Our emails are not getting through and it will take far too long for our letters to reach anyone who can make a difference.

That is why we’re asking you to place an urgent call to the Egyptian embassy (202) 895-5400 and dial “1″ to speak to a real person about the State of Emergency in Egypt. (Important Note: That number is for the Egyptian Embassy in the United States. If you are in another country, please call the Egyptian Embassy in your country.)

Ask the person who answers the call to pass on this important message – and don’t take “no” for an answer:

“Please urge the Egyptian government to respect human rights, rein in the security forces, and restore access to all communications in Egypt.”

The situation in Egypt is continually becoming more dire. The Egyptian authorities need to hear that the violence towards the protesters is unacceptable.

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