Use this form to send the letter below to the relevant authority (Minister of Defense Mohamed Hussein Tantawi). You can add your own notes in a separate box after the standard text, if you wish. You must include a name, address, and email address; a copy will be sent to you with a cc to the WRI office (so we have a record of how many email letters have been sent out for this particular case).
Dear Mohamed Hussein Tantawi,
I have learned via War Resisters' International, that Maikel Nabil Sanad, a conscientious objector to military service, has been arrested by military police in Cairo at 2pm on 4 February 2011. The military police used a military jeep with number plate 440700.
It is presently not known to War Resisters' International why he has been arrested, and where he is being held. However, I am very concerned for his safety, especially as Maikel Nabil Sanad is a conscientious objector, and had been arrested previously in November 2010.
I am concerned that the arrest of Maikel Nabil Sanad today is an attempt at getting back at a conscientious objector at a time of chaos.
I request you to locate Maikel Nabil Sanad, and to give order for his immediate release.
I will be following closely what is happening to him.