Five Swedish editors-in-chief join forces to get the journalist Dawit Isaak free.
Dawit Isaak has today been jailed for 2 742 days. Without charge and without any sentence.
Dawit Isaak is a journalist and a Swedish citizen who is in prison in Eritrea. His crime? Dawit Isaak wrote and published articles on the need for democracy and freedom in Eritrea in the newspaper Setit. On September 23, 2001 he was arrested and imprisoned in connection with the Eritrean government shutting down the country’s independent newspapers.
The regime in Eritrea has never formulated any allegations against Isaak, let alone a prosecution, a trial or a sentence. In total silence, he has for nearly eight years been locked up in Eritrea’s capital Asmara.
Recently, there has been new alarming information about Dawit Isaak. He is alleged to have been taken by prisoner transport to a military hospital. He is kept isolated and his only human contact is with a doctor. No relatives are allowed to see him. His health has also deteriorated because of diabetes.
Go to expressen.wufoo.com/forms/free-dawit/http/true/, enter your name and click on the “Skicka” (send) button.
Join the Facebook group “Free Dawit Isaak”, you can find it here: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2252576225&ref=mf.
Read Swedish Dagens Nyheter’s article: www.dn.se/fordjupning/freedawit/free-dawit-isaak-1.831505.