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

Jackie Critser
hilde van loocke
Hope Liebersohn
Paul Willis
Michael Duke
Sharon Fetter
naoko ono
Gracia Ellwood
Lorin Peters
Michael Solomon
Kyoko Maysumoto
Meg Emry
Vikki Attard Kingswell
Beryl Cooke
Stuart Jones
Stefanie Lindner
Françoise Pinteaux-Jones
Laura Hanks
Fernando de Sousa Falcão
Andrew James
Zabir Ahmed
Elmer Tory
Aisha Rooble
rebecca james
Lefeuvre Michel
Josef Schwarzenboeck
June Forsyth Kenagy
David Barbour
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  • Jackie Critser
    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.
  • hilde van loocke
    signed 2017-09-12 04:47:14 -0400
  • Hope Liebersohn
    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!
  • Paul Willis
    signed 2017-09-12 03:14:13 -0400
  • Michael Duke
    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.
  • Sharon Fetter
    signed 2017-09-12 02:38:23 -0400
  • naoko ono
    signed 2017-09-12 02:35:24 -0400
  • Gracia Ellwood
    signed 2017-09-12 02:01:45 -0400
  • Lorin Peters
    signed 2017-09-12 01:46:27 -0400
    I worked with Issa in Hebron on CPT (Christian Peacemaker Teams) for seven summers (2002-2009).
  • Michael Solomon
    signed 2017-09-12 00:43:48 -0400
    Michael Solomon
  • Kyoko Maysumoto
    signed 2017-09-11 22:07:25 -0400
  • Meg Emry
    signed 2017-09-11 21:28:45 -0400
    Meg Emry
  • Vikki Attard Kingswell
    signed 2017-09-11 18:53:25 -0400
  • Beryl Cooke
    signed 2017-09-11 17:37:34 -0400
  • Stuart Jones
    signed 2017-09-11 17:14:03 -0400
  • Stefanie Lindner
    signed 2017-09-11 17:02:52 -0400
  • Françoise Pinteaux-Jones
    signed 2017-09-11 16:59:18 -0400
  • Laura Hanks
    signed 2017-09-11 16:36:48 -0400
    Free Issa who was exercising his human right of free speech.
  • Fernando de Sousa Falcão
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-11 16:32:00 -0400
    Sign the petition: Free Issa from PA arrest!
  • Fernando de Sousa Falcão
    @FernandoFalco3 tweeted link to this page. 2017-09-11 16:31:56 -0400
  • Fernando de Sousa Falcão
    signed 2017-09-11 16:31:22 -0400
    Fernando de Sousa Falcão
  • Andrew James
    signed 2017-09-11 16:19:55 -0400
    Andrew James
  • Zabir Ahmed
    signed 2017-09-11 15:57:30 -0400
  • Elmer Tory
    signed 2017-09-11 15:43:21 -0400
  • Aisha Rooble
    signed 2017-09-11 15:41:10 -0400
  • rebecca james
    signed 2017-09-11 15:36:38 -0400
  • Lefeuvre Michel
    signed 2017-09-11 15:23:29 -0400
    LEFEUVRE MICHEL
  • Josef Schwarzenboeck
    signed 2017-09-11 15:02:44 -0400
  • June Forsyth Kenagy
    signed 2017-09-11 14:45:41 -0400
    Stop being an Apartheid state, Israel. It is beneath your age-old principles.
  • David Barbour
    signed 2017-09-11 14:36:01 -0400