December 19, 2014

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”.
1) Please write immediately in Hebrew, English or your own language:
  • Condemning the harassment of Abdallah Abu Rahma and other Palestinian human rights defenders in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and calling on them to protect the right to freedom of expression and assembly by rescinding punitive measures which restrict Palestinians’ right to gather for peaceful protests.
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.
3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact!
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with “UA 320/14” in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent,
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.