Sunday, January 18, 2004

Wissam Abyad Is Free

Ahbab News received the following story this morning:

We are happy to announce that Wissam has been released. After a long
trip from Cairo to Alex, he went through several days of transfers around
Alexandria, paperwork, and finally some processing of his probation, he
was released on Thursday afternoon, January 15 2004, almost one year to the
day that he was arrested.

We will update you with more news in the coming days.

Thanks for your support and thoughts for Wissam throughout this year.

Friends and Supporters of Wissam Abyad

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Mr. Abyad is a Lebanese Gay activist who was arrested in Egypt on charges of "debauchery" almost a year ago. His case drew worldwide activist support and awareness in the Arab world.