Monday, July 21, 2014

#FreeShawkan : Remember The Forgotten

Mahmoud Abu Zaid "Shawkan" is a talented Freelance Photographer. Since 14 August 2013 Abu Zaid or Shawken has been imprisoned after being arrested in the dispersal of Rabaa sit in. Shawkan was there doing his job as a Freelance photographer.
Shawkan in action 
Today Shawken's detention was renewed for another 45 days. For nearly a year Shawkan has been in prison.

Of course because he is a Freelance photographer he can't find too many people demanding his release. Only his colleagues from photographers are demanding his release.

Here is a photo gallery for a stand organized by the photographers from couple of weeks ago.

I hope and pray that there will be more noise about Shawkan like other detained journalists like Al Jazeera journalists. May be if more people write about him online and offline , we can help him
Needless to say the Journalists syndicate did not stand against what is happening to journalists or press right now in Egypt.
El-Sayida Zeinab Moulid by Shawkan "2013"
A Luxor Mosque by Shawkan "2013"
A Siwa House by Shawkan "2013"
Here is a glimpse of Shawken's work in Demotix.
Here is also a petition calling for his release. May be it can create some noise. 
You can find more updates about Shawkan's case in Freedom For Shawkan Facebook page. 

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