- Hosni Mubarak
Concerns regarding the arrest of Professor Saad Eddin Ibrahim and staff members of the Ibn Khaldun Center
Letter to President Hosni Mubarak to express concerns regarding the arrest of Professor Saad Eddin Ibrahim and staff members of the Ibn Khaldun Center; voiced distress both at the manner in which the trial was conducted by the Supreme Security Court, and the unduly harsh sentences imposed on Professor Ibrahim and his colleagues.
Letter to President Hosni Mubarak to urge a public commitment to defend academic freedom in Egypt and the free flow of information and ideas, in response to reports of increasing censorship and book-banning by the Ministry of Information.
Letter to President Hosni Mubarak regarding an order to the American University in Cairo prohibiting the use of the book Muhammad, a classic text by Maxime Robinson. A student circulated a petition and a journalist published an article in the 13 May 1998 issue of al-Ahram, stating that the book contained passages that insult Islamic beliefs and ridicule the Holy Book.
Letter to Egyptian authorities regarding the arrest of Dr. Ahmad al-Ahwaney and continued detention on the charges of preparing documents for distribution to destabilize public order despite his denial of these charges.
Letter to the Egyptian President regarding the decree to dissolve the AWSA being upheld in the Judicial Courts and refused to grant an injunction to allow AWSA to continue operating while awaiting the outcome of its appeal. (See 18/2/1992; 16/9/1991)
Letter to the Egyptian President expressing concern over the government’s decision to dissolve the Arab Women’s Solidarity Association (AWSA), a group that brings together Arab and foreign scholars to examine issues related to the status of women in the Arab world. AWSA is an internationally recognized organization and its closure will contribute to the restriction of intellectual freedom in Egypt.