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*NEW: Join Amnesty’s call on Israel to release Jamal, Abdallah and Mohammad!! Click here

*Send us your “Free the Anti-Wall Prisoners” photos today!!  Click here.

*Mándanos tus fotos de “Libertad para los Presos Anti-Muro” hoy!  Haz clic aquí.

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New Action: rally outside Russian Compound, Jerusalem – 4 January 2010 9 am

Monday January 4 is date of Jamal’s court hearing. The gathering will be outside the court to remind Israeli authorities that we will not sit silently while they attempt to use trumped up charges and a discriminatory legal system to provide a cover for ……the blatant repression of those who are speaking out against the Wall. We must remind them that the arrests of Jamal Juma’, Mohammed Othman, Abdallah Abu Rahmeh and all the others, will galvanize, not paralyze, the struggle against the Wall. The hearing on the January 4 is Jamal’s third hearing. He has been held without access to his lawyer for over 10 days, and on his court date the lawyer was ordered out of the courtroom when Jamal came before the judge. Observers from European Consulates and the Habitat International Coalition were barred from entering the court. Jamal’s file remains “secret” and under no known charges.

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new action ‘Free Jamal Juma’ images’….join! go to: http://www.foe.org.au/getting-involved/online-action/cyber-action/free-jamal-juma-now/free-jamal-juma-now-images

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Recommended Actions:  

 

  • Encourage your members to join this campaign through petitions, demonstrations and/or letter writing and phone calling. Please provide them with contact information and details.
  • Urge your representatives at consular offices in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem/Ramallah to advocate for the immediate release of Jamal Juma’, Mohammad Othman, Abdallah Abu Rahmeh and the other anti-Wall activists. See pro forma letter below. (For your consular contacts, see: http://www.embassiesabroad.com/embassies-in/Israel#11725)
  • Let the Israeli Embassy in your home country know that you are campaigning for the release of Jamal Juma’ and the other anti-Wall prisoners.
  • Bring the case of the anti-Wall prisoners to the attention of local and national media outlets
  • Follow the site, blog and Facebook group regarding the issue:

Site: www.stopthewall.org

Blogs: http://freejamaljuma.wordpress.com/ ; http://freemohammadothman.wordpress.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=36429272741&ref=search&sid=635192384.288316140..1

Twitter: http://twitter.com/wallprisoners

We would highly appreciate it if you would coordinate your actions with us. We have pro forma letters and can let you know if there are other activists and organizations that are taking similar action. The better we coordinate, the more effective our action will be.

For more information contact: global@stopthewall.org

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SAMPLE LETTER:

Dear x,

I am writing to you to express my deepest concern about the detention of Jamal Juma’ on December 16. He was summoned from his home for interrogation with the Israeli security at midnight and has been kept in detention ever since. Though Jamal Juma’ is a Jerusalem ID card holder, West Bank military orders have been applied to bar him for access to legal counsel for the first week of his arrest. No charges have been made against him.

I fear that the detainment of Jamal Juma’ is a result of his peaceful criticism of violations of international law by Israeli authorities. The charges against him have not been made clear, but there is reason to believe that he is a prisoner of conscience, arrested solely for his human rights work through legal organizations. His arrest follows a number of other arrests of similar nature. This seems to show a systematic disregard for Palestinian freedom of expression and assembly and a full-scale attack on Palestinian human rights defenders by Israeli authorities.

I ask you to take all appropriate measures, including official inquiries and protests, to ensure the immediate and unconditional release of Jamal Juma’ and the other Palestinian human rights defenders in Israeli prisons. Furthermore, whilst being held, he should be protected from any form of torture or ill-treatment, and the conditions of his detention should fulfill the requirements of international law.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this urgent matter.

Sincerely,

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Acciones Recomendadas:

 

  • Animar sus miembros a unirse a esta campaña a través de peticiones, manifestaciones y/o escribiendo cartas y haciendo llamadas telefónicas.  Favor de brindarles información de contacto y detalles.
  • Instar a sus representativos en las oficinas consulares en Tel Aviv y Jerusalén/Ramallah a que aboguen por la libertad inmediata de Jamal Juma’, Mohammad Othman, Abdallah Abu Rahmeh y otros activistas ‘anti-muro’.  Ver ejemplo de carta abajo.  (Para sus contactos consulares, ver: http://www.embassiesabroad.com/embassies-in/Israel#11725).
  • Dejar saber a la embajada israelí en su país que emprenden una campaña para la puesta en libertad de Jamal Juma’ y los demás presos.
  • Llamarle la atención a medios de comunicación locales y nacionales al caso de los presos ‘anti-muro’.
  • Seguir el sitio web, blog y grupo de Facebook acerca del asunto:
  • Follow the site, blog and Facebook group regarding the issue:

Sitio Web: www.stopthewall.org

Blog: http://freejamaljuma.wordpress.com/ ; http://freemohammadothman.wordpress.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=36429272741&ref=search&sid=635192384.288316140..1

Twitter: http://twitter.com/wallprisoners

Agradeceríamos sumamente que coordinen sus acciones con nosotros.  Tenemos ejemplos de cartas y podemos dejarles saber si hay otros activistas u organizaciones que tomen acciones semejantes.  Entre mejor coordinemos, más eficaz será nuestro accionar.

Para mayor información, contáctese con: global@stopthewall.org

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Ejemplo de carta

Estimado X,

Con la presente, expreso mi preocupación más honda sobre la detención de Jamal Juma’ el 16 de diciembre.  Fue citado de su casa para interrogación con la seguridad israelí a medianoche y ha sido detenido desde entonces.  Aunque Jamal Juma’ tiene una identificación de Jerusalén, le han sido aplicado ordenes militares de Cisjordania que le prohíbe acceso legal durante la primera semana de su arresto.  No han puesto cargos en su contra.

Temo que la detención de Jamal Juma’ es un resultado de su crítica pacífica de las violaciones a la ley internacional por parte de autoridades israelíes.  Los cargos en su contra no han sido esclarecidos, pero hay razón de creer que es un preso de conciencia, arrestado únicamente por su trabajo de derechos humanos a través de organizaciones legales.  Su arresto sigue al pié de otros arrestos del mismo índole.  Eso parece demostrar un desprecio sistemático al derecho de libre expresión y de asociación y un ataque amplio con defensores de derechos humanos palestinos por parte de autoridades israelíes.

Le pido tomar todas medidas apropiadas, incluso investigaciones y protestas oficiales, con fines de asegurar la puesta en libertad inmediata y incondicional de Jamal Juma’ y los demás defensores de derechos humanos en cárceles israelíes.  Además, mientras bajo arresto, debe ser protegido de cualquier forma de tortura o maltrato, y las condiciones de su detención debe ser los requisitos de ley internacional.

Gracias por su atención rápida a este asunto urgente.

Atentamente,

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