Do Unto Others focuses on the Middle East, (nonviolent) social movements, and how I make sense of my place in the world. I'm currently based in Cairo, Egypt doing peacebuilding and community development.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Israel frees one Palestinian nonviolent leader, continues to imprison another

My latest at Waging Nonviolence covers the ongoing cases of Palestinian peace activists Adeeb and Abdullah Abu Rahmah.  Adeeb was recently released after serving more than 18 months in prison on trumped-up charges of incitement.  Abdullah was due to be released on 10 December 2010 but remains in prison due to an appeal by the state prosecution.  

A plethora of human rights organizations and public figures have condemned the conviction and unlawful imprisonment of Abdullah Abu Rahmah, including the European Union.  
Unsurprisingly, the United States has not followed the lead of their fellow Quartet member, but has instead remained silent throughout Abdallah Abu Rahmah’s show trial. Associated Press reporter, Matthew Lee, recently brought Abu Rahmah’s case to the attention of Assistant Secretary of State, P.J. Crowley, in consecutive U.S. State Department briefings.
Read the full article to see photos and videos and to get the full scoop.  

1 comment:

Aimee said...

Thank you so much for covering this issue. I was once able met Abdallah Abu Rahmah and have been disgusted with his unjust and unfair imprisonment. Thank you so much for shedding light on his case and keep up the good work.