Open Letter to European Union

Dear Members of the Committee on Foreign Affairs,

In reference to the open letter on the human rights crisis in Egypt which was issued by Human Rights Watch and signed by an impressive group of human rights organisations, we, the International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk (ICFR), hereby express our full support of this letter and the demands it includes. As an organization dedicated to filmmakers at risk, we urgently call on you to include the Egyptian film producer Moataz Abdelwahab in your deliberations and the actions resulting from them.
 
We have learned from sources close to him that his detention conditions are completely unacceptable, on top of which he is ill. Your support would be most important and very much appreciated.
 
Please find here a summary of his case.
 
Thank you very much for your attention.
Sincerely,

Mike Downey and Matthijs Wouter Knol, President and CEO/Director, European Film Academy
Orwa Nyrabia and Cees van ‘t Hullenaar, Artistic Director and Executive Director, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
Vanja Kaludjercic and Marjan van der Haar, Director and Executive Director, International Film Festival Rotterdam