[Michigan, January 22, 2015]: The American Human Rights Council (AHRC) calls on President Obama and the US State Department to act immediately and help save Mr. Mohamed Soltan, 26 years old and a graduate of Ohio State University. Soltan is a US Citizen who has been imprisoned by the Egyptian government for two years. He has been on a hunger strike for 400 days by now. Mr. Soltan was arrested and detained for merely exercising his basic human rights of free speech and assembly.
According to information received from Mr. Soltan’s family and friends, his heath situation has reached a critical level. Immediate action is needed to save his life from imminent death. He is in dire need of medical attention.
We in the AHRC hope that President Obama will help save the life of Mr. Soltan. In his State of the Union Address, President Obama reiterated that America stands for justice and human dignity. The case of Soltan calls for an intervention to save his life- allowing the death of American citizen Soltan is a grave injustice that offends the most basic notions of human rights. AHRC reaffirms its position on the Soltan case. We call upon the U.S. State department and President Obama to help secure the release of Mr. Soltan and return him safely to his family.