Facing Imprisonment: A Conversation with Issa Amro

Summary:

Internationally renowned human rights defender, Issa Amro, has been leading nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience campaigns against Israel. Issa is best known for calling attention to and resisting the vicious settler communities in Hebron who regularly torment Palestinians with total impunity. 

Over the past decade, Israeli occupation forces have targeted Issa and fabricated 18 legal charges against him in what is a blatant campaign to disrupt his human rights work. The military judge presiding over these charges is a settler himself, with strong ties to Hebron’s settler community. Any day now, Issa’s fate will be decided by a court that convicts Palestinians at an astonishingly high rate. 

Miko speaks directly with Issa about the political persecution he has faced, the charges that have been trumped up against him, and the invaluable work that is being done by his grassroots group, Youth Against Settlements.

This event was held on Wed. December 16, 2020 @ 12 PM ET • 7 PM PALESTINE

Drop the charges against human rights defender, Issa Amro!

We call on you to offer international protection for Issa and all other Palestinian human rights defenders prosecuted in the Israeli military court system. Sign the petition.

Issa Amro is a Palestinian activist based in Hebron, West Bank. He is the co-founder and former coordinator (2007-2018) of the grassroots group Youth Against Settlements. Amro advocates the use nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience to fight the Israeli Occupation of the Palestinian Territories. In 2010, he was declared “human rights defender of the year in Palestine” by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

FURTHER READING & RESOURCES:

Sign the petition | Friends of Hebron Petition to Stand With Issa Amro

Follow | Issa Amro on Twitter

Read | Amnesty International: Palestinian human rights activist charged under repressive new cybercrimes law

Read | Front Line Defenders: Arbitrary arrest of human rights defender Issa Amro

Watch | Documentary: The Actions of Settlers in Hebron (Tel Rumeida)

Read | “Obama” arrested on Shuhada Street

Support | No Way To Treat a Child Campaign

Support } Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act​, H.R. 2407

Read | Mother Jones – Why Are US Taxpayers Subsidizing Right-Wing Israeli Settlers?

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