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Galal El-Behairy’s sentence to be announced in Military Court on May 16

With no forewarning, the Egyptian Military Court let it be known that Galal El-Behairy will be sentenced on May 9. This may be more threatening to his life and well-being than the parallel civilian case. A statement by human rights organizations, diplomats and artists is in preparation. 

Statement by Finnish PEN (with signatories from human rights organisations and music organisations)

Egypt’s grim blow on freedom of expression and human rights: the tortured poet Galal El-Behairy must be freed.

FreeMuse calls for charges to be dropped against Egyptian poet

International Music Council's (IMC) statement in favour of freedom of artistic expressions and creativity

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