Egyptian authorities jailed Wissam Tawfiq Abyad solely for being gay. During his yearlong detention, he was misled into giving false testimony about his case and routinely humiliated, threatened with torture and prevented from having contact with other inmates. He was released in January 2004, thanks in part to the thousands of letters that poured in from Amnesty International (AI) activists worldwide. But his connection with AI didn't end there.
Please join us for our chat to learn about Mr. Abyad's continuing work on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) human rights issues in Egypt. You can submit your questions this week and answers will be posted next Monday, September 26th.
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