Greetings Card Campaign - Issa Amro and Farid al-Atrash
The Greetings Card Campaign is an opportunity to show support for people facing human rights abuses. More details are available at www.amnesty.org.uk/write
Issa Amro and Farid al-Atrash
Prominent Palestinian human rights defenders Issa Amro and Farid al-Atrash were arrested after a non-violent demonstration on 26 February 2016, during which Israeli forces threw sound bombs and fired tear gas at protesters.
Farid, a lawyer, and Issa, coordinator of the Youth Against Settlements group, now face trials in an Israeli military court on politically motivated charges, including participating in an illegal demonstration and attacking soldiers. They deny all the charges.
Video footage corroborates Farid’s account that he was peacefully standing in front of Israeli soldiers and holding a poster when he was pushed, dragged and then violently arrested. He also told Amnesty he was shot in the foot. Issa alleges he was beaten by the Israeli police twice while in custody. He has also been threatened and harassed by the Israeli army, police and settlers.
You can send a solidarity card or message to:
c/o Amnesty International
PO BOX 42 626
Language: English or Arabic
Suggested message: Dear Issa Amro, You are not alone in your struggle. I am advocating on your behalf too. In solidarity.
You can send an Amnesty card or mention Amnesty and you can include your name and address. Please don’t send a religious card or message.
You can also write to Farid al-Atrash in Arabic. A message in Arabic is available online at amnesty.org.uk/write.