Unconditional Release of Palestinian Social Worker Munther Amira

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Munther Amira is a Palestinian Social Worker and Human Rights activist. Munther has previously served as the Secretary-General of Palestinian Union of Social Workers & Psychologists (PUSWP).

Meet Munther - https://youtu.be/RkSyjIwkQcM

Munther was arrested on the 27th December in the Occupied West Bank by Israeli Forces while peacefully protesting to defend the rights of Palestinian children and youth currently detained in Israeli military prisons, such as Ahed Tamimi.

Munther's arrest - https://youtu.be/WKnW4Ju8avg

Story here - www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/case/ongoing-crackdown-palestinian-human-rights-defenders-1

Munther suffers from high blood pressure and is currently detained in Ofer prison, located in the West Bank, in bad conditions. 

Munther's trial is set to begin on the 21st February 2018.

Social Workers are human rights defenders, they stand up for peace, human rights and social justice. Munther Amira was standing up for basic social work values and principles. He was conducting his protest in a peaceful and non-violent way and should not have been arrested for his basic democratic right to free speech and to campaign for human rights concerns.

Statement by the International Federation of Social Workers - Human Rights Commission - http://ifsw.org/news/release-social-worker-munther-amira-immediately-statement-by-ifsw-human-rights-commission/

IFSW update concerning detention of Munther Amira (15th January 2018) - http://ifsw.org/news/update-concerning-detention-of-munther-amira-15th-january-2018/

We, Social Workers and Human Rights activists from all over the world, demand the unconditional release of our colleague Munther Amira.

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