It’s been just over three weeks since we launched the #HarperCallEgypt campaign. What have we been able to accomplish so far?
- #HarperCallEgypt top trending in Canada on Twitter
- Amnesty International, PEN International, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, and the Committee to Protect Journalists issue statements of support for Mohamed & colleagues
- National and international media coverage
- NDP leader Thomas Mulcair sends letter to Prime Minister Harper, urging action
- Lawyer Amal Clooney sends letter to Prime Minister Harper asking for “direct intervention”
- Letter of support signed by 400 Notable Canadians, including Rick Mercer, Michael Ondaatje, Stephen Lewis, Sarah Polley, Naomi Klein and Atom Egoyan
- MPs Marc Garneau (Lib) and Wayne Marston (NDP) raise Mohamed’s case in Question Period
- “Week of Action” launched
- Liberal leader Justin Trudeau tweets support & raises issue in Question Period
- UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon issues statement of support for Mohamed & colleagues
- US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power tweets support
- Canadian icon Margaret Atwood tweets support
- Leader of the Opposition Thomas Mulcair (NDP) stands in Question Period and asks the Prime Minister directly if he has spoken to President el-Sisi regarding Mohamed’s case. Once again, we receive an inadequate and vague response.
- The Documentary Organization of Canada (representing 600 independent filmmakers) sends letter to Prime Minister Harper in support of Mohamed Fahmy
- MP Paul Dewar (NDP) issues a strong public statement in support of Mohamed’s case
- MP Kirsty Duncan (Liberal) raises Mohamed’s case in Question Period
- Iconic Canadian musician Raffi Cavoukian tweets his support
- Iranian-British actor Nazanin Boniadi tweets her support
- In response to President el-Sisi’s promise of a pardon, Mohamed states publicly that such promises have been issued at least three times previously
- Lawyer Amal Clooney issues a statement critiquing the “woeful inadequacy” of the Canadian government response; her statement receives global media coverage
In just three weeks, we’ve made incredible progress. But we’re not stopping until Mohamed is safely home in Canada.