Egyptian pacifist and blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad needs our support. Sentenced to three years' imprisonment for criticising the military, his ongoing imprisonment symbolises the challenges the Egyptian revolution is facing - overcoming the power of the military.

War Resisters'International, Connection e.V., and DFG-VK Hesse are now calling for an international day of action in support of Maikel Nabil Sanad on 9 September 2011. Please help us make this day a success, and organise an action in your town - be it a vigil, an information stall, letter writing, or a nonviolent direct action.

Please let us know what you are planning in advance, so that we can publish some overview. And please send us photos from your action as soon as possible, so that we can collect a report of the day.

Send your information to: info@wri-irg.org.

Andreas Speck