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,

Who's signing

Lawrence Crowley
Davide Galletti
Linda Wieser
Michael Rasmusson
Robert Davies
Nancy Lawler
Haytham Bayasi
Jean Astrop
Meredith West
Tom Duffy
Carolyn Haupt
Frank Stahl
kevser sevik
Adriana Savin
Lynn Morris
David El
Sue Michalson
Judy Andler
Andrew Rigby
Dr J. Huntley
Ibrahim Qutub
Janet Tunmore
Nancy Farrell
paul runion
Matthew Hoh
Brian D'Arcy
Mary Hulett
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  • Lawrence Crowley
    signed 2017-09-05 09:30:18 -0400
  • Davide Galletti
    signed 2017-09-05 09:30:08 -0400
  • Linda Wieser
    signed 2017-09-05 09:30:03 -0400
  • Michael Rasmusson
    signed 2017-09-05 09:29:58 -0400
  • Al Plumlee
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-05 09:29:50 -0400
    Sign the petition: Free Issa from PA arrest!
  • Robert Davies
    signed 2017-09-05 09:29:46 -0400
    Freedom of speech, is everybody’s right, I #StandWithIssa, will you.
  • Nancy Lawler
    signed 2017-09-05 09:29:46 -0400
    We are preparing for a category 5 hurricane, Irma.
  • Haytham Bayasi
    signed 2017-09-05 09:29:41 -0400
    Haytham Bayasi
  • Jean Astrop
    signed 2017-09-05 09:29:38 -0400
  • Meredith West
    signed 2017-09-05 09:29:29 -0400
  • Tom Duffy
    signed 2017-09-05 09:29:27 -0400
    Tom Duffy
  • Carolyn Haupt
    signed 2017-09-05 09:29:25 -0400
    Carolyn Haupt
  • Frank Stahl
    signed 2017-09-05 09:29:24 -0400
    Mr. Abbas. Do not copy the bad behavior of the Israelis. Speech MUST be free.
  • kevser sevik
    signed 2017-09-05 09:29:23 -0400
    kevser sevik
  • Adriana Savin
    signed 2017-09-05 09:29:14 -0400
  • Lynn Morris
    signed 2017-09-05 09:29:03 -0400
    Lynn Morris
  • David El
    signed 2017-09-05 09:28:46 -0400
  • Sue Michalson
    signed 2017-09-05 09:28:45 -0400
    Freedom of speech must be protected
  • Judy Andler
    signed 2017-09-05 09:28:44 -0400
    Judy Andler
  • Andrew Rigby
    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!
  • Dr J. Huntley
    signed 2017-09-05 09:28:33 -0400
    Issa Amro has been arrested for no good reason and should be released immediately.
  • Ibrahim Qutub
    signed 2017-09-05 09:28:33 -0400
    Doing Israel dirty work, are you !!!!!
  • Janet Tunmore
    signed 2017-09-05 09:28:26 -0400
  • Nancy Farrell
    signed 2017-09-05 09:28:22 -0400
  • paul runion
    signed 2017-09-05 09:28:15 -0400
    paul runion
  • Brian D'Arcy
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-05 09:28:10 -0400
    Sign the petition: Free Issa from PA arrest!
  • Peter Jackson
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-05 09:27:50 -0400
    Sign the petition: Free Issa from PA arrest!
  • Matthew Hoh
    signed 2017-09-05 09:27:49 -0400
  • Brian D'Arcy
    signed 2017-09-05 09:27:46 -0400
  • Mary Hulett
    signed 2017-09-05 09:27:42 -0400