We call for Taher’s immediate release and for any charges or case in preparation against him and others arrested with him to be dropped.
We further call on the Egyptian government, military and security services to end the prosecution of opponents of the current regime for the peaceful exercise of their democratic rights, to release all those detained without a fair trial and to end the practice of forced disappearances.
Signatures will be published online and copies sent to the Egyptian embassy in London and the Ministry of the Interior in CairoStatement coordinated by Egypt Solidarity Initiative - go to www.egyptsolidarityinitiative.org
Dr Yorgos Tsironis, member of the General Council, Federation of Hospital Doctors Unions, GreeceRon Singer, Chair Doctors' Section UNITE the union, UK Lot van Baaren, lid Algemeen Bestuur FNV, kaderlid zorg en welzijn. (General Board FNV union federation) The NetherlandsDr Jeeves Wijesuriya, British Medical Association Junior Doctors’ committee, UK Dr Yannis Gourtsoyannis, British Medical Association Junior Doctors’ committee, UKDanielle Tiplady, Student nurses' bursary campaign organiser, UKJohn Robson MD FRCGP GP and Reader Queen Mary University of London, UKChris Griffiths, Professor of Primary Care, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, QMUL, UKDr Peadar O’Grady, Consultant Child Psychiatrist, Dublin, Ireland
(and over 50 other health workers and trade unionists) - full list online at www.egyptsolidarityinitiative.org