Free Murtaza Manzoor @abdullah_omar

April 15, 2011

I have written elsewhere about the “lawless law” known as the Public Safety Act in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. Well, we’ve got a perfect example of the Kashmiri government acting outside of international law (specifically, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child) and holding a child without charge. You can read all the details at the links above.

But, I need a favor from you all– send twitter messages from your twitter account directly to the Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir (@abdullah_omar) asking him to #freemurtaza. We did it before and it worked. If you get a response, put them in the comments here or send them to me at my twitter account which is (you can follow me as well). Please be respectful. Here are some suggested tweets but you can craft your own of course (limited to 140 characters):

@abdullah_omar #freemurtaza, pls stop violating UN child rights treaty & say #no2psa

@abdullah_omar pls immediately end detention of Murtaza Manzoor & repeal PSA #freemurtaza

@abdullah_omar why is ur govt holding child without charge? #freemurtaza immediately