On Monday, three American students were arrested and detained in Cairo.
One of them, Derrik Sweeney, is the brother of 20sb member Nicole Sweeney. She’s been Featured Blogger and is very active on the boards.
She’s also a very close IRL friend of a number of our bloggers.
We realize the circumstances of Derrik’s arrest are controversial, but the situation in Egypt is frighteningly opaque and unpredictable, so our feeing is that Nicole’s family deserves our support.
How You Can Help
The primary concern seems to be that the boys haven’t been allowed to contact anyone; Nicole’s family hasn’t spoken to their son.
We think this is one of those unique circumstances in which the social media can lend a hand in spreading awareness.
Let your readers know what’s happening, or drop a comment on Nicole’s blog or 20SB profile. Comment on this post. http://www.20sb.net/profile/SweeneySayshttp://sweeneysays.com
If you’re on twitter use the following hashtag to spread the word:
If you know someone or have a connection to someone in Cairo or the State Department, please contact Nicole directly:
nicole [at] sweeneysays [dot] com