Tell Egypt to free Shawkan - Death penalty for photography

Photojournalist Shawkan is facing the death penalty. His crime? He took photos of the police violence that killed hundreds of people at a protest in Cairo’s streets, in August 2013.

Shawkan has suffered torture and other ill-treatment during his five years of detention. He is also not receiving the medical care he requires for Hepatitis C.  

He has told the judge: “Taking pictures isn’t a crime.” He’s right.

Join over half a million people in calling for Shawkan’s release. Urge Egypt to drop all charges against him. 

1,874 actions taken so far, help us reach 2,000 today

Tell Egypt to free Shawkan - Death penalty for photography

Photojournalist Shawkan is facing the death penalty. His crime? He took photos of the police violence that killed hundreds of people at a protest in Cairo’s streets, in August 2013.

Shawkan has suffered torture and other ill-treatment during his five years of detention. He is also not receiving the medical care he requires for Hepatitis C.  

He has told the judge: “Taking pictures isn’t a crime.” He’s right.

Join over half a million people in calling for Shawkan’s release. Urge Egypt to drop all charges against him. 

1,874 actions taken so far, help us reach 2,000 today