Urgent Action: Prominent Bedouin leader imprisoned by Israel
On 25 December 2018, 69-year-old human rights defender Sheikh Sayyah Abu Mdeighim al-Turi, started serving a 10-month prison sentence for exercising his rights to freedom of expression and of peaceful assembly. Sheikh Sayyah is the head of al-‘Araqib, a Bedouin village in the Negev/Naqab that is unrecognized by the Israeli authorities. He is currently held at Maasiyahu Prison, in the city of Ramle in central Israel. He is a prisoner of conscience and must be released immediately and unconditionally.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 4 MARCH 2019
Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in Hebrew, Arabic or English to:
President of the State of Israel
President Reuven Rivlin
Office of the President
3 Hanassi Street
Jerusalem 92188, Israel
Fax: +972 2566 4838
Salutation: Dear Mr President
Ministry of Justice
29 Salah al-Din Street Jerusalem 91010, Israel
Fax: +972 2 530 3367
Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country. HIS EXCELLENCY MR MARK REGEV, Embassy of Israel, 2 Palace Green Kensington W8 4QB, 020 7957 9500, firstname.lastname@example.org www.london.mfa.gov.il
Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.