|Sherif Muhammad was|
detained one week ago
and has not been heard
Sherif’s wife, Emma, was asked to hand over her passport and plane ticket. She was then escorted to another room. She was issued a boarding pass for return to the UK on the same plane that brought the couple to Cairo. She has received no word of her husband’s whereabouts, nor any explanation of his detention or possible deportation.
Sherif has been detained in Egypt on numerous occasions since his conversion to Christianity 19 years ago. During these detentions, he was only questioned about his conversion and the peaceful exercise of his Christian beliefs, including his relationship with other Christians.
He has never been charged with any crime under Egyptian law.
International law, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to which Egypt is a state party, clearly states that everyone has:
- the right “to have or to adopt a religion or belief of his choice” and
- “either individually or in community with others and in public or private, manifest his religion or belief in worship, observance, practice and teaching.”
Ambassador of Egypt to Canada
454 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, ON KIN 6R3
Tel: 613-234-4931, 613-234-4935
You can also email the offices of the following individuals:
H. E. Muhammad Hosni Mubarak
President of Egypt
Please address him as “Excellency.”
Habib Ibrahim El Adly
Ministry of the Interior
Please address him as “Minister.”
Play pray for Sherif and his wife. Pray for Sherif's protection and release. Pray that God would fill the two of them with peace. Pray for the authorities involved that God would move and cause them to release Sherif immediately.