The National Lawyers Guild International Committee is a member of the Free Issa Campaign, an alliance of groups and organizations working to defend Palestinian human rights defender Issa Amro against an unjust Israeli occupation military trial.
Please go to http://FreeIssa.org/ to sign the petition.
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 trial1 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%2.
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.
Sign On: http://FreeIssa.org/