Support us! Condemn the unlawful Arrest of Human Rights Activist -James Finies on Bonaire

Support us! Condemn the unlawful Arrest of Human Rights Activist -James Finies on Bonaire

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Bonairian Human Rights Activist James Finies was arrested on Friday the 6th of September 2019. Charges were described as: “For not following the orders of the police”. Mr. Finies did not break any rules. Mr. Finies was not protesting nor blocking the traffic or harming anyone. He was at the time displaying his newspapers on a tiny table along with 2 flags - a Bonaire and United Nations Flags. There was a mannequin and one volunteer with T- shirt displaying the logo "Re-list Bonaire on the Non-Self Governing Territories (NSGT) List". He applied and received a permit without a specified location to stand, so he chose a spot out of the way of everything on the day of Bonaire Celebrations, but in the view of the day's presentation.
Note, he demonstrated outside the same Government Office 2014 - 2015 for 8 months without ever being arrested or asked to move. Why do they arrest him now?

James Finies sacrificed himself for his country and the people to get a referendum in which he succeeded. On the 18th of December 2015 the goverment of Bonaire held a Referendum. The people voted overwhelmingly, a 65 percent rejecting the present Constitutional Status of Bonaire. Instead of respecting the wishes of a nation, Holland parliament decided to embed - anchor Bonaire and its people into the Dutch Constitution with unequal rights. James Finies, on behalf of the Foundation NKBB and the 65 percent of the people who voted in the December 18th 2015 referendum, is lobbying to the United Nations and the world to Relist Bonaire on the Non-Self Governing Territories list of the united Nation's "protective list".

We hope the Dutch people living in Holland will recognize the truth and not what the Dutch newspapers are falsely reporting in the Dutch Media in order to manipulate its people and gain the support of the Dutch population for their illegal actions. The people of Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean, did not choose to be imbedded in the Dutch Constitution while not being granted equal rights as the Dutch Citizens in Europe.

It is a dark day in the history of the beautiful island of Bonaire. The unlawful and shameful arrest of Human Rights Defender and Activist James Finies is a clear violation of the "Freedom of Speech" of the people of Bonaire in the 21st Century. We demand that the Dutch Government and Bonaire Police Force will be held accountable. STOP DUTCH APARTHEID and RECOLONIALISM - in the Caribbean.

 

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