Egyptian authorities have again blocked the website of (Void Egypt Prisons) campaign, an electronic platform (https://batilsegnak.online/) that was launched by Egyptian opposition figures from across the political spectrum for the solidarity with political detainees, gaining a wide-range support from politicians and the public in a few days, exceeding more than 100,000 signatures.
The campaign announced the launch of a new site of solidarity with the detainees and all Egyptians who are subjected to systematic repression and pauperization by the Sisi regime.
The campaign stresses that it will continue until everyone hears about the suffering of Egyptians, who have become either detained or killed or pending.
Besides the possibility of voting for solidarity via its Facebook page, the campaign launched a new website: https://60000.life/
The number of signatories, on Wednesday, approached 70 thousand. The campaign expressed condolences to the families of the victims of the bombing of the “Institute of Oncology”, blaming the Egyptian regime for the incident.
On its Facebook page, the campaign called for broad solidarity with detainees, regardless of their political affiliation.
In what appeared to be a success for the campaign’s discourse, politicians from different currents expressed solidarity with the campaign’s objectives, saying that “the issue of detainees has a human dimension beyond any other considerations.”
The campaign received support from a variety of symbols, most notably Egyptian actor Khaled Abul-Naga, former presidential candidate Ayman Nour, former Minister of International Cooperation Amr Darrag, former Minister of Legal Affairs Mohamed Mahsoub, former parliamentarian Hatem Azzam, poet Abdel Rahman Youssef, and activist Ahmed Al-Baqri.
The “Void Egypt Prisons” says it seeks to provide various means for signing on the petition, as well as securing its platforms with professional means against hacking.
“The aim of the campaign is to demonstrate broad solidarity with the detainees, and to demonstrate a national consensus to the humanitarian and moral dimension of their cause, regardless of the detainees’ background and political affiliation,” said a close associate of the campaign preparation team.
The campaign also considered that signing the petition “Void Egypt Prisons” sends a message to the detainees that their case is not forgotten, and that their continued detention is rejected by all Egyptians.