THE WHARFEDALE Amnesty group is using Universal Children’s Day to focus on the plight of young Egyptian man.

Aser Mohamed was arrested in 2016 when he was just 14 and says he has been tortured while in detention in attempt to force him to ‘confess’. Aser was sentenced to ten years imprisonment in October, 2019 after he was convicted of membership of the banned Muslim Brotherhood group and of attacking a hotel in 2016.

Now 19, he has spent nearly a quarter of his life behind bars. Ilkley-based Wharfedale Amnesty is sending letters to the Egyptian Embassy in London on Universal Children’s Day - Friday, November 20 - to highlight Aser’s plight and call for his release.

For more details on the campaign contact Ed Carne on (01943) 600612. Donations can be made at while Christmas cards and gifts can be bought at