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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  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-05 09:29:50 -0400
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  • signed 2017-09-05 09:29:46 -0400
    Freedom of speech, is everybody’s right, I #StandWithIssa, will you.
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    Haytham Bayasi
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    Tom Duffy
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    Carolyn Haupt
  • signed 2017-09-05 09:29:24 -0400
    Mr. Abbas. Do not copy the bad behavior of the Israelis. Speech MUST be free.
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    kevser sevik
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    Lynn Morris
  • signed 2017-09-05 09:28:46 -0400
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    Freedom of speech must be protected
  • signed 2017-09-05 09:28:44 -0400
    Judy Andler
  • signed 2017-09-05 09:28:36 -0400
    I have met with Issa Amro on a number of occasions and have always been impressed by his commitment to the nonviolent struggle for basic human rights. Most of the time his target is the Israeli occupation – to hear that he has been arrested by the PA Security Forces because he sought to defend the human rights of a Palestinian journalist fills me with disgust and dismay. Shame on those responsible!
  • signed 2017-09-05 09:28:33 -0400
    Issa Amro has been arrested for no good reason and should be released immediately.
  • signed 2017-09-05 09:28:33 -0400
    Doing Israel dirty work, are you !!!!!
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    paul runion
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-05 09:28:10 -0400
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