Preso por uma bandeira

É este o dia-a-dia dos Palestinianos. Impedidos de se manifestar pacificamente dentro do seu território (que é ocupado militarmente pelo Estado de Israel).

One week ago on Friday, October 21st, during the weekly demonstration in our village of Bil'in, Israeli soldiers arrested Ashraf Abu Rahmah yet again.

The judge ordered the extension of Ashraf's arrest despite extensive evidence brought up by the defense to dispute the charges.

Please consider sending a letter to Israeli Minister of Defense and demand that Israel release Ashraf Abu Rahmah immediately. An appeal on the decision to keep him behind bars will be heard on Thursday, and now is the time to make your voice heard.

Para assinar a petição basta seguir o link de cima (texto vermelho) e preencher os dados pedidos.

Aqui fica o texto da petição:

I have just learned of the arrest of Palestinian activist, Ashraf Abu Rahmah from Bil'in during the weekly demonstration there on Friday, October 21st. The Israeli Military Prosecution charged Mr. Abu Rahmah with throwing stones at Israeli soldiers and petitioned to keep him in remand until the end of legal proceedings against him.

I was shocked to learn that despite extensive evidence brought up by the defense to dispute the charges, he is still being held. A B’Tselem employee and a lawyer who were present at the scene presented the court with two affidavits. The depositions stated that Ashraf did not, at any stage, partake in stone-throwing. Footage supporting the affidavits was also filed, showing Ashraf's arrest. The video clearly depicts him walking peacefully towards the jeeps holding a flag, and the soldiers initially ignoring him.

Ashraf Abu Rahmah is the brother of two Bil'in residents who were killed while participating in the village's demonstrations. His brother, Bassem, was shot dead during a peaceful protest on April 17th, 2009 when soldiers fired a high-velocity tear-gas projectile directly at him from a distance of about 40 meters. Ashraf's sister, Jawaher, died of cardiac arrest as a result of inhaling massive amounts of tear-gas on January 1st, 2011.

Ashraf himself was the subject of gross military misconduct. On July 7th, 2008 in the entrance to the West Bank village of Ni’lin, soldiers shot Ashraf in the foot at close range while he was bound and blindfolded. The event was caught on tape, and caused vast international outrage. Due to the concern raised by people like you, Israeli authorities were eventually pressued to bring about an indictment of the shooting soldier and Lt. Col. Omri Borberg who ordered the shooting. Given the context and lack of evidence, Ashraf's arrest and continued detention suggest that Israeli authorities are unjustly persecuting him for past events. 

Please instruct the commander of the Israeli Central Command, who is the sovereign in the area, to order Ashraf Abu Rahmah's immediate release.

3 comentários:

  1. Não podemos fazer muita coisa, mas podemos mandar email pedindo a imediata libertação de Ashraf Abu Rahmah. Não é pedir muito e pode fazer a diferença

  2. Bem gostava de enviar uma mensagem a pedir a libertação de Ashraf, mas para onde posso enviá-la?

    António Veiga

  3. António, basta clicar no link (texto a vermelho) e preencher os dados pedidos. Um ab.