• Petitioned Government of Kuwait

This petition was delivered to:

Government of Kuwait

Free humanist/atheist activist Abdel Aziz Mohamed Albaz

    1. Najat Kessler
    2. Petition by

      Najat Kessler

      Boston, MA

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Who is BenBaz?

Watch our video: http://youtu.be/2B_n7wo4Ji4

Abdul Aziz Mohamed El Baz, aka BenBaz, Egyptian, living & working in Kuwait, Born on 1985 in Kuwait. Aziz holds a Bachelor Degree in commerce Division of the English language and worked as an accountant until his arrest.

What happened to BenBaz?

BenBaz has been thrown in jail by the Kuwaiti Government since December 31, 2012. On February 7, 2012, he was sentenced by the same Kuwaiti Government for one year in jail plus forced labor, plus a fine, plus deportation from Kuwait.

The Kuwaiti Government charged BenBaz with contempt of religions & attempting to spread atheism, they have sentenced BenBaz for peacefully writing his views in a blog where he explained the benefits of secular values.

Why was BenBaz arrested?

The Mirrors of the Gulf Company owner, where BenBaz worked, reported BenBaz to Kuwaiti Authorities as a blasphemer

Why did his employer report him for blasphemy? 

Because BenBaz planned to leave his company The Mirrors of the Gulf and join another firm. Aziz was not happy about the low wages he was paid, and he told his employer who informed the police about Aziz blog, accusing BenBaz of contempt of religions and blasphemy. All of which was retaliation against BenBaz for wanting to improve his income and advance his career.

What are the evidence against BenBaz?

  • Excerpts from articles by the Egyptian writer Alaa Al Aswany plublished on his blog
  • A graphic depicting Abraham about to slay his son, a current image in the Western media
  • Excerpts of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, "All human beings are born free ......"

Here is a link to BenBaz's blog: http://www.benbaz.info

Why is this important?

Aziz is in prison simply because he holds atheistic, humanistic, and secular views.

Whether you are an Atheist or a Muslim or a Christian, nobody deserves to be jailed or punished for having atheistic views. He did not hurt anybody. He did not steal, he did not assault anyone, he did not vandalize someone's property. He is simply a well articulated gentle soft spoken Egyptian Atheist who speaks his mind. He expressed himself peacefully writing a rather gentle blog. We need your help to pressure the Kuwaiti government to release him from this unjust imprisonment.

What can you do to help?

We need your help to get the words out, gather support for this peaceful atheist humanist activist

  • Tweet hastag: #FreeBenBaz
  • If you can organize a protest in front of Kuwait Embassy or Consulate if there is one in your city let us know and we will help you. Join the FreeBenBazProtest community page on Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/BenBazProtest
  • Please help us by making videos, writing in your blogs, writing articles, calling the media, calling your representatives, etc,

Help us free BenBaz!

In Arabic by Ahmed El-Dib [تم القبض على عبد العزيز محمد الباز يوم 31 ديسمبر 2012 ، بوشاية من صاحب الشركة التى كان يعم بها، حيث كان عبد العزيز يعتزم ترك العمل بشركة مرايا الخليج والإلتحاق بشركة أخرى، لتدنى المرتب، ولكن صاحب العمل نكاية فيه أبلغ الشرطة عن عبد العزيز وإتهمه بإزدراء الأديان لمعاقبته على تجرؤه على طلب ترك العمل ورغبته فى تحسين وضعه الوظيفى.الأدلة المقدمة ضد عبد العزيز بتهمة إزدراء الأديان هى:-مقتطفات من مقالات للكاتب المصرى الدكتور علاء الأسوانىصورة لسيد إبراهيم وهو يذبح أبنه وهى صورة متداولة فى الإعلام الغربىمقتطفات من الإعلان العالمى لحقوق الإنسان " جميع الناس يولدون أحرارا......"

الخلاصة أن عبد العزيز إتهم بإزدراء الأديان لدفاعه عن القيم العلمانية كاساس لتطور المجتمعات العربية.]

Thank YOU!

To:
Government of Kuwait
Free humanist/atheist activist Abdel Aziz Mohamed Albaz

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Thank YOU very much to everyone who signed this petition

      Najat Kessler
      Petition Organizer

      We are very grateful to each and everyone who supported BenBaz's case.
      Thank YOU very much and all the best!
      With Gratitude,
      Najat

    2. BenBaz is Free at Last!

      Najat Kessler
      Petition Organizer

      After one year in the Government of Kuwait's Prison BenBaz is free at last!
      BenBaz's only crime is being an atheist and daring to peacefully express his views by writing on his blog. BenBaz has been deported to Egypt where he lives right now.

    3. FreeBenBaz Case Story Recap

      Najat Kessler
      Petition Organizer

      https://www.facebook.com/notes/najat-kessler/freebenbaz-case-story-recap/10151236386921256
      Who is BenBaz?

      Abdul Aziz Mohamed El Baz, aka BenBaz, Egyptian, living & working in Kuwait, Born on 1985 in Kuwait. Aziz holds a Bachelor Degree in commerce Division of the English language and worked as an accountant until his arrest.

      What happened to BenBaz?

      BenBaz has been thrown in jail by the Kuwaiti Government since December 31, 2012. On February 7, 2012, he was sentenced by the same Kuwaiti Government for one year in jail plus forced labor, plus a fine, plus deportation from Kuwait.

      The Kuwaiti Government charged BenBaz with contempt of religions & attempting to spread atheism, they have sentenced BenBaz for peacefully writing his views in a blog where he explained the benefits of secular values.

      Kuwaiti Official documents of BenBaz's case attached below. We have hidden BenBaz info.

      Why was BenBaz arrested?

      The Mirrors of the Gulf Company owner, where BenBaz wo

      FreeBenBaz Case Story Recap | Facebook

      Abdul Aziz Mohamed El Baz, aka BenBaz, Egyptian, living & working in Kuwait, Born on 1985 in Kuwait. Aziz holds a Bachelor Degree in commerce Division of the English language and worked as an accountant until his arrest. What happened to BenBaz? BenBaz has been thrown in jail by the Kuwaiti Government since December 31, 2012.

    4. Will you help?

      Najat Kessler
      Petition Organizer
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    5. Reached 5,000 signatures
    6. Verdict: 1 year in jail + Labor + Fine + Deportation

      Najat Kessler
      Petition Organizer

      #FreeBenBaz
      Update: Aziz was not let go.
      The verdict: 1 year in jail with labor + $270 fine + deportation
      Please sign & share the petition. The fight is on!!!!
      www.tinyurl.com/BenBazPetition

    7. Reached 3,000 signatures
    8. BenBaz is saying A BIG THANK YOU from his jail cell!

      Najat Kessler
      Petition Organizer

      BenBaz asked us to pass on a heart felt BIG THANK YOU to all those supporting him.
      Thank YOU!

    9. Please View, Like, Share our FreeBenBaz Video

      Najat Kessler
      Petition Organizer
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      Please Sign FreeBenBaz petition: http://tinyurl.com/BenBazPetition Abdul Aziz Mohamed El Baz Egyptian, living and working in Kuwait Born on 1985 Bachelor Degree in commerce Division of the English language Aziz's Arabic blog: http://www.benbaz.info/ Aziz was detained by police in Kuwait for on 31- December-2012, he was picked up Aziz from his work place and thrown to jail.

    10. Please help contact the Amir of Kuwait and ask him to free BenBaz

      Najat Kessler
      Petition Organizer

      COURIER ADDRESS
      Al Diwan Al Amiri
      P.O.Box: 1 - Safat - 13001
      State of Kuwait.

      +965 1888881
      OFFICE OF H. H. THE AMIR
      amirsoffice@da.gov.kw

      http://www.da.gov.kw/eng/contactInfo/

    11. Please make videos, write article, write on your blogs, we need your help!

      Najat Kessler
      Petition Organizer

      Abdul Aziz Mohamed El Baz
      Egyptian, living and working in Kuwait
      Born on 1985
      Bachelor Degree in commerce Division of the English language
      Aziz's Arabic blog: http://www.benbaz.info/
      Aziz was detained by police in Kuwait for on 31- December-2012, he was picked up Aziz from his work place and thrown to jail. He is accused of blasphemy. The police has confiscated Aziz phone and other belongings. They are working to speed up a case against him.
      Hearing has been scheduled for February 28, 2013
      Aziz is in jail awaiting trial for thinking, for peacefully writing his views and for speaking up to raise awareness and for sharing what he learns from scientific discoveries.
      Aziz is in jail for his atheistic, humanistic, and secular views.
      Sign FreeBenBaz petition: http://tinyurl.com/BenBazPetition
      Join FreeBenBaz group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FreeBenBaz/
      Like FreeBenBaz community page on Facebook: https://www.tinyurl.com/FreeBenBaz
      Tweet hastag: #FreeBenBaz

    12. Reached 750 signatures
    13. Reached 500 signatures
    14. Sunday, Jan 20th, at 12pm Protest in front off Kuwait Embassy in New York

      Najat Kessler
      Petition Organizer

      This Sunday, January 20th, at 20pm we are planning to protest in front off the Kuwait Embassy in New York. Click on the below link to join us: http://tinyurl.com/NewYorkProtest

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    15. Like Free BenBaz Page on Facebook

      Najat Kessler
      Petition Organizer
      الحرية لمعتقل الرأى المصرى عبد العزيز محمد الباز بسجون الكويت

      الحرية ليست مطلب , لكنها حياة أعيشها , الحرية ليست حرية الجسد لكن حرية العقل والاعتقاد والتعبير...

    16. Reached 250 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Brendan Scollard ALEXANDRIA, VA
      • 5 months ago

      It is a violation of human rights, government should stay out of personal views

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    • Jafar Balazadeh MALMö, SWEDEN
      • 5 months ago

      becouse i dont belive puting somebody at jail for his belives help him please.

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    • ahmed azzi OUJDA, MOROCCO
      • 8 months ago

      because it's a crime to jail an innocent man that expressed his point of view.

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    • Hemen Nabi OSLO, NORWAY
      • 8 months ago

      Because he hasn't fucking committed any crime to deserve this!!!

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    • George Locke EDISON, NJ
      • 8 months ago

      A man should be able to speak his mind free from molestation by the state.

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