Watch What You Wear

I just attended the Human Rights Conference of Amnesty International. There I heard of  case of Mahmoud Hussein who is a 19-year-old student in Egypt.  He has been languishing in an Egyptian jail for wearing a “Nation Without Torture” t-shirt. He was arrested but not been charged or tried for any offences. He has been tortured and ill-treated in detention and forced into signing a confession. For wearing a t-shirt!

He may have been released on Friday, but even if he was, pressure still should be brought to bear on the government. You can take on-line action here.

Here is the t-shirt so powerful that the government had to react so violently. It says in Arabic, “Nation Without Torture.” Be glad you live in countries that mostly let you wear what you want.

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