On August 7th Amnesty International held ceasefire vigils around the world to show solidarity with victims and survivors on both sides of the conflict between Israel and Hizbullah. Over 50 vigils were held in the U.S. alone! See the photos »
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Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories: Stop Harrassing Abdallah Abu Rahma (UA 320/14)
The Israeli military court rejected an appeal by Palestinian human rights defender Abdallah Abu Rahma against a four-month suspended sentence imposed on him for his peaceful participation in a demonstration. In ruling, the military judge said, “It is my opinion that the appellant's enthusiasm should be ‘cooled down’ in the coming years”.
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