Amnesty International veroordeelt het door Israel gevangen zetten van Abdallah Abu Rahma, leider van het geweldloos verzet tegen 'de Muur'.
Uit Bericht Amnesty International 11-01-2011:
"By extending Abdallah Abu Rahma's sentence the Israeli authorities appear to be seeking not only to punish him further in a case where the prosecution’s evidence was questionable to begin with, but to deter others from participating in legitimate protests," said Philip Luther, Amnesty International's Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa.
"Amnesty International believes Abdallah Abu Rahma to be a prisoner of conscience, jailed solely for the peaceful exercise of his right to freedom of expression and assembly. As such we call for his immediate and unconditional release."
Abdallah Abu Rahma was found guilty of "organizing and participating in an illegal demonstration" and "incitement" by an Israeli military court on 24 August 2010. He was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment on 11 October 2010.
De internationale vakbeweging veroordeelt sinds jaren (o.a. op haar congres van december 2004) de illegale Israelische muurbouw in de bezette gebieden.
Zie ook de blog van Abu Pessoptimist over deze zaak.