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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  • signed 2017-09-12 09:55:46 -0400
    Free Issa and all Palestinian prisoners, now. Please let the Palestinian people have their freedom and keep their properties.
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    Donna Braithwaite
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-12 08:34:30 -0400
    Sign the petition: Free Issa from PA arrest!
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    Silvia Bertano
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    Katrina GASS
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  • signed 2017-09-12 05:06:02 -0400
    With respect, any government, including that of my own country, that does not permit its citizens to speak freely, and speak the truth without repercussions, it is neither righteous nor legitimate. Only a despot suppresses the truth. I ask you to release Issa Amro, he is an honorable man.
  • signed 2017-09-12 04:47:14 -0400
  • signed 2017-09-12 03:42:17 -0400
    UK is my country not US but I can’t get your system to change from its preset United States!
  • signed 2017-09-12 03:14:13 -0400
  • signed 2017-09-12 03:00:37 -0400
    This man is a noble human rights defender and I have had the honour of meeting him last year.
  • signed 2017-09-12 02:38:23 -0400
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  • signed 2017-09-12 01:46:27 -0400
    I worked with Issa in Hebron on CPT (Christian Peacemaker Teams) for seven summers (2002-2009).
  • signed 2017-09-12 00:43:48 -0400
    Michael Solomon
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    Meg Emry