Rally to “Free Kareem” and Support Free Speech and Human Rights

Washington, D.C., November 6, 2007—The Bureaucrash Activist Network and allies will demonstrate this Friday on behalf of unjustly imprisoned Egyptian student and blogger Kareem Amer. Activists will urge Egyptian officials, though their diplomatic representatives in Washington, D.C., to stand up for free speech and human rights and free Kareem from prison.

WHAT: Free Kareem Rally

WHEN: Friday, November 9th from noon-1pm

WHO: Anyone interested in free speech and human rights

WHERE: The Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau – 1303 New Hampshire Ave NW

"One year ago Kareem gave away his personal freedom to defend his principles, he sacrificed his liberty to stand up for freedom of speech, today we are merely sacrificing our lunch break to stand up for Kareem," said Free Kareem DC organizer Anca Bogdana Rusu. "Every time we feel free to speak our mind we should remember that others pay dearly for this right that we take for granted."

"This week we mark the anniversary of Kareem being imprisoned for peacefully expressing his beliefs about religion and politics in Egyptian society. We’re here to remind the government of Egypt that people of conscience around the world will not forget about his unjust treatment," added Bureaucrash Crasher-in-Chief Jason Talley.

The Bureaucrash Activist Network is committed to human rights, free speech and an open society. The men and women gathered in Washington D.C. and around the world today will send a message to the Egyptian government that their persecution of dissenting voices will not be ignored.

The Washington demonstration will be held in concert with many others around the world. Parallel events are planned in Brussels,Rome, Stockholm, New York, Prague, Bucharest, Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Athens, Mexico City, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

Bureaucrash, a project of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, is an international network of pro-freedom activists dedicated to fighting government control through creative activism.