A Joint Statement On The Arrest of Zara Kay
Urgent: We call for Tanzanian authorities to drop the charges against Zara Kay without condition.
On December 28th, 2020, Zara Kay, founder of Faithless Hijabi, was arrested at the Dar es-Salaam Oysterbay Police Station and held for over 30 hours without charge.
She has since been charged with insulting the president of Tanzania, John Magufuli in a social media post.
We are a coalition of Canadian atheist, humanist and skeptic groups who condemn the arrest of Zara Kay. These charges are in violation of international human rights declarations. We call on the Tanzanian government to drop the charges against Zara Kay immediately.
We stand by the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain in the following request:
We also call on the public to take action by contacting Tanzanian embassies in countries of residence and by contacting the Tanzanian government urgently calling for all charges to be dropped.
International Association of Atheists
Centre For Inquiry Canada