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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 West Bank by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) 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. Court appearance will take place on Tuesday, 9 January 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/

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

This petition will be delivered to:
  • Prime Minister of Israel
    Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu
  • Israeli Minister of Public Security
    Mr. Gilad Erdan
  • UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders
    Mr. Michel Forst
  • UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory
    Mr. S. Michael Lynk
  • Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
    UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

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