Tomorrow night (Tuesday) we were all set to write letters calling for the release of film director Ines Ben Othman who had been imprisoned in Tunisia for “verbally insulting a public official while carrying out their duties” after going to Ariana police station in the suburbs of Tunis to complain about months of harassment by the deputy head of the station on Facebook.
Amnesty activists had taken Urgent Action to call for her release. We thought won’t be joining them as Ines Ben Othman has been released and is now happily reunited with her daughter and family. Her lawyers say she plans to pursue her complaint against the deputy head of Ariana police station.
If you want to join us in standing up for people around the world for prisoners of conscience like Ines and others who have had their human rights violated then come along to our letter signing drop-in from 8-9pm at Greenwich Picture House on the first floor by the lift. All welcome.