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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Lois Arias
David Chadwick
Peter Roberts
Frans Dumortier
Alia Issa
Gabriel Alkon
Sophia Har
Robert Hoy
belaidi brahim
Elizabeth Klinger
Colin Rowe
Hassanali Kessani
Stephanie Mory
Sarah Lanzman
Tom Kepler
Elizabeth Enright
Randa Helfer
Michael Atkinson
Noreen McCarthy
Steven Solomon
Jean-Pierre Metail
Clyde Burton
Rehana Huq
Ronald Bradley
Katharine Tussing
Marina Stagh
Marta Rodriguez
Mary Brown
Ilse Andrews
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  • Lois Arias
    signed 2017-09-05 09:40:27 -0400
  • David Chadwick
    signed 2017-09-05 09:40:22 -0400
  • Peter Roberts
    signed 2017-09-05 09:40:20 -0400
    Peter Roberts
  • Frans Dumortier
    signed 2017-09-05 09:40:17 -0400
  • Alia Issa
    signed 2017-09-05 09:40:02 -0400
  • Gabriel Alkon
    signed 2017-09-05 09:40:00 -0400
    Gabriel Alkon
  • Sophia Har
    signed 2017-09-05 09:39:54 -0400
    Freedom of expression is a universal right. Issa works for the liberation of all Palestinian people and should be released!
  • Robert Hoy
    signed 2017-09-05 09:39:50 -0400
  • belaidi brahim
    signed 2017-09-05 09:39:49 -0400
  • Elizabeth Klinger
    signed 2017-09-05 09:39:49 -0400
    Freedom to express one’s opinion is a most important human right and a critical condition for any justifiable rule over a population. Issa was expressing purely a defense of this right and not advocating anything beyond this. He must be released immediately. The world is watching.
  • Colin Rowe
    signed 2017-09-05 09:39:42 -0400
  • Hassanali Kessani
    signed 2017-09-05 09:39:42 -0400
    Mahmoud Abbas great servant of Natanyahu by the order of Petrodollar Ruling Countries The Godfathers of your brethren Israelites. Stop harassing and occupying the Occupied Palestinians. Yes fill out your bank account in the name of Palestine like Yaser Arafat did and passed away and now on the accounting department in front of Allah. You did and doing same but you will regret. FREE ISA you bunch of shit of Zionism
  • Stephanie Mory
    signed 2017-09-05 09:39:40 -0400
  • Sarah Lanzman
    signed 2017-09-05 09:39:18 -0400
    Sarah Lanzman
  • Tom Kepler
    signed 2017-09-05 09:39:16 -0400
  • Elizabeth Enright
    signed 2017-09-05 09:39:09 -0400
    Elizabeth Enright
  • Randa Helfer
    signed 2017-09-05 09:39:04 -0400
  • Michael Atkinson
    signed 2017-09-05 09:38:59 -0400
  • Noreen McCarthy
    signed 2017-09-05 09:38:54 -0400
    Noreen McCarthy
  • Steven Solomon
    signed 2017-09-05 09:38:53 -0400
  • Jean-Pierre Metail
    signed 2017-09-05 09:38:52 -0400
  • Clyde Burton
    signed 2017-09-05 09:38:45 -0400
  • Steven Farber
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-05 09:38:40 -0400
    Sign the petition: Free Issa from PA arrest!
  • Rehana Huq
    signed 2017-09-05 09:38:40 -0400
    Rehana Huq
  • Ronald Bradley
    signed 2017-09-05 09:38:27 -0400
  • Katharine Tussing
    signed 2017-09-05 09:38:05 -0400
    How can you arrest someone for defending your rights?
  • Marina Stagh
    signed 2017-09-05 09:38:04 -0400
  • Marta Rodriguez
    signed 2017-09-05 09:37:41 -0400
  • Mary Brown
    signed 2017-09-05 09:37:32 -0400
  • Ilse Andrews
    signed 2017-09-05 09:37:30 -0400
    Please support human rights defenders instead of arresting them.