Friday, January 8, 2010

Amnesty International Calls for Release of Imprisoned Palestinian Anti-Apartheid Activists

In a media release issued today, Amnesty International, one of the world's leading human rights organizations, called for the release of three imprisoned Palestinian anti-apartheid activists and BDS advocates:
"The Israeli authorities must immediately release, or bring before a fair trial, three Palestinian human rights activists detained in Israel following their protests against the construction of the West Bank fence/wall, Amnesty International said on Friday. In a letter sent to Ehud Barak, Israeli Defence and Deputy Prime Minister on Thursday, Amnesty International expressed concern that Jamal Juma', Abdallah Abu Rahma and Mohammed Othman were prisoners of conscience, held for legitimately voicing their opposition to the fence/wall."
Read the full release here.
Learn more and demand the release of these prisoners of conscience by contacting the U.S. Consul General in East Jerusalem, Daniel Rubinstein by clicking here.