Abdel Aziz Mohamed Albaz is a secular Egyptian blogger who has been in jail for the past two weeks in Kuwait for blasphemy. I first became aware of his plight yesterday when a few Facebook friends were discussing what to do. There is the petition: Government of Kuwait: Free humanist/atheist activist Abdel Aziz Mohamed Albaz that states
Abdel Aziz Mohamed Albaz was arrested recently in Kuwait on charges of blasphemy. Whether you are an Atheist or a Muslim or a Christian, nobody deserves to be jailed or punished for having atheistic views. He did not hurt anybody. He did not steal, he did not assault anyone, he did not vandalize someone's property. He is simply a well articulated Egyptian Atheist who speaks his mind. He expressed himself in writing peacefuly a rather gentle articles. We need your help to pressure the Kuwaiti government to release him from this unjust imprisonment.
Please join us in DEFENSE of free speech and freedom of thought.
There is also a Facebook group and a Facegroup page. Here is the Twitter hashtag #freebenbaz .
There are also other projects that are in the midst of production, so to speak, that are aimed at freeing Abdel from prison. Today I decided to call my US Senators, Representative and the Kuwait embassy in Washington DC to let them know that I'm concerned about his welfare and that I regularly vote. A lot of people, I think, believe that calling politicians is some sort of huge investment of time. It isn't The video below shows how long it took me.
The entire process took less than 15 minutes.
You should call your elected representatives and tell them that you want Abdel Aziz Mohamed Albaz out of that prison. If I can do it anyone can.
You can find your Senators' phone number here.
You can find your Representative's number here.