Update: On January 27th the appeal of Mohammad al-Ajami was heard in Qatar. A ruling on the appeal is expected on February 25, 2013. Until then, the poet remains in prison.
What You Can Do
On January 27th a lawyer representing Mohammad al-Ajami will present an appeal of his conviction to a Qatar court. You can show your support for the poet by calling the embassy in Washington D.C. and leave a message at (202) 274-1600 (press 1 four times to leave a message with the ambassador’s office). For those outside the United States please contact the embassy in your nation. It is not too late to contact elected officials in your country to seek support for the poet.
Recent reports indicate that 16,000 people have signed the on line petition and 60,000 have sent letters to the embassy. Over at Code Pink there is a link to send a letter to the embassy and additional information on Mohammed al-Ajami http://codepink.salsalabs.com/o/424/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=7122
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