Free Issa from PA arrest!

On Monday September 4, 2017 Issa Amro was arrested by the Palestinian Authority for posting to Facebook that the PA should not arrest a journalist. Freedom of expression is a universal right. 

Dear President Mahmoud Abbas, 

We demand you immediately release Human Rights Defender Issa Amro from arrest by Palestinian security forces. Issa's Facebook post criticizing the PA for the arrest of a journalist should be recognized as a protected for of freedom of expression. We are joining the call from the UN, Amnesty International and numerous human rights groups. Free Issa Amro!

Sincerely,

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Derek Wood
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Sohail Khan
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robin ginsburg
Risma Ten Wolde
Ana Marton
Mary Jane Wallace
Samuel Newman
Sandra Mattson
Roger Gwynn
Peter Haroutian
Arthur Riding
Lisa Jacks
Beverly Williams
Hussein Abukhdeir
alan gott
John Goodman
Jerry Mastriano
Waheed Khalid
Emiliano Di Marco
Max H. Williams
Saleem Gowani
Jodi Melamed
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  • Derek Wood
    signed 2017-09-05 09:43:26 -0400
  • Jan Hall
    signed 2017-09-05 09:43:10 -0400
    Jan Hall
  • Gareth Hayes
    signed 2017-09-05 09:43:10 -0400
  • Marvin Woods
    signed 2017-09-05 09:43:06 -0400
    Marvin Woods
  • Mare Wallace
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-05 09:43:03 -0400
    Sign the petition: Free Issa from PA arrest!
  • Jennifer Hitchcock
    signed 2017-09-05 09:43:00 -0400
  • Sohail Khan
    signed 2017-09-05 09:42:54 -0400
    For a people who are under the thumb of tyrants like Israel, why are you arresting your own people because they want to tell the truth about ‘Victims’ who are being victimized even more by their supposed saviours.
  • Ezra Newman
    signed 2017-09-05 09:42:53 -0400
  • robin ginsburg
    signed 2017-09-05 09:42:52 -0400
  • Risma Ten Wolde
    signed 2017-09-05 09:42:46 -0400
  • Ana Marton
    signed 2017-09-05 09:42:41 -0400
    Ana Marton
  • Mary Jane Wallace
    signed 2017-09-05 09:42:33 -0400
  • Samuel Newman
    signed 2017-09-05 09:42:29 -0400
  • Sandra Mattson
    signed 2017-09-05 09:42:19 -0400
  • Roger Gwynn
    signed 2017-09-05 09:41:58 -0400
  • Peter Haroutian
    signed 2017-09-05 09:41:58 -0400
  • Arthur Riding
    signed 2017-09-05 09:41:55 -0400
  • Beverly Williams
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-05 09:41:39 -0400
    Sign the petition: Free Issa from PA arrest!
  • Beverly Williams
    @ayhsWTP56 tweeted link to this page. 2017-09-05 09:41:35 -0400
  • Lisa Jacks
    signed 2017-09-05 09:41:24 -0400
    Lisa Jacks
  • Beverly Williams
    signed 2017-09-05 09:41:10 -0400
  • Hussein Abukhdeir
    signed 2017-09-05 09:41:09 -0400
  • alan gott
    signed 2017-09-05 09:41:08 -0400
    alan gott
  • John Goodman
    signed 2017-09-05 09:41:05 -0400
  • Jerry Mastriano
    signed 2017-09-05 09:41:03 -0400
    It’s disheartening that the PA is acting as reprehensibly as the Israeli government when faced with criticism.
  • Waheed Khalid
    signed 2017-09-05 09:40:52 -0400
    Waheed Khalid
  • Emiliano Di Marco
    signed 2017-09-05 09:40:51 -0400
    Dear President Abbas, I sincerely hope the security of Palestinian authority release Issa as soon as possible. We need people like him for a future of peace and respect of the rights. Palestinians must be proud of his activity.
  • Max H. Williams
    signed 2017-09-05 09:40:49 -0400
    I have supported the return of the occupied territories and a viable Palestinian statehood for many years. I hope that the Palestinian Authority does not pursue the same tactics used by Israel to curtail freedom of speech.
  • Saleem Gowani
    signed 2017-09-05 09:40:37 -0400
    Saleem Gowani
  • Jodi Melamed
    signed 2017-09-05 09:40:28 -0400