Tell the UN to Stand with Issa Amro!

Tell the UN to Stand with Issa Amro!

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Dear United Nations Secretary General António Guterres and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein,

Palestinian activist Issa Amro, who has been recognized as a Human Rights Defender by the European Union and the United Nations, is undergoing Israeli military trial on 18 charges dating all the way back to 2010. Mr. Amro’s case is an example of widespread targeting of human rights activists using old and exaggerated charges in a military court system whose conviction rate for Palestinians is over 99%. 

As civil and human rights advocates and faith groups, we ask that you call on the Israeli government to drop the politically-motivated charges against Issa Amro and allow him to continue his important work of protecting human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. 

 

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  • signed 2017-04-19 10:18:29 -0400
    I met Issa last month in Hebron as he walked with an international group and talked about his life growing up in Hebron. While I was there with him at one of the several security points throughout, we came to the staircase leading up to the school. The military stopped him while we were waking along peacefully and forced him to go up the steps and run through the fields to get back to us which took him 15 minutes for our 2 minute walk down the street to the Shuhada Street check point. They would not tell us why or what the reason was. Because they can… I witnessed that in March 2017 with others from the international community and I blog about the human rights violations that Issa and many others put up with there. It is the UN job to support him and stand as he continues to peacefully speak out about his rights. That is why I am signing this. For Issa and all those persecuted in Israel.
  • signed 2017-04-19 09:27:52 -0400
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    Hannah Blakeman
  • signed 2017-04-03 00:13:58 -0400
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  • signed 2017-03-27 08:04:49 -0400
    Yah bless.
  • signed 2017-03-26 19:55:39 -0400
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    Thomas Tizard
  • signed 2017-03-22 21:15:15 -0400
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-22 11:14:11 -0400
    Sign the petition: Tell the UN to Stand with Issa Amro!
  • signed 2017-03-22 11:13:52 -0400
  • signed via 2017-03-21 14:51:25 -0400
    The Israeli brutal occupation and collective punishment of Palestine has to end.
  • signed 2017-03-21 14:03:01 -0400
    Dave Brown
  • signed 2017-03-21 10:22:48 -0400
    Jim Hale
  • signed 2017-03-21 10:07:04 -0400
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    Sign the petition: Tell the UN to Stand with Issa Amro!
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