[Ppnews] Demand the Release of Samer Issawi - Call-In Day Wed. 2/20/13

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Wed Feb 20 10:53:48 EST 2013

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    Demand the Release of Samer Issawi – Call-In Day Wed. 2/20/13

    *Wednesday 2/20/13  9:00AM – 5:00PM EST*

After 211 days on hunger strike, the Israeli “kangaroo” military court 
rejected the release of Palestinian hunger striker Samer Issawi today 
during his “emergency” hearing. Issawi will remain behind bars until his 
next scheduled hearing on March 14, 2013.  Issawi’s mother Um Ra’fat 
collapsed after the court decision. The Israelis are clearly waiting for 
him to die. After the court hearing, 800 Palestinian inmates also went 
on hunger strike to show solidarity with those already striking. It’s 
time for all people of conscience to step up our actions.

We call for everyone, especially those in the U.S., to call President 
Obama and the State Department on Wednesday 2/20/13 to take action.

“My name is _____ from __________ and I demand that the US 
administration intervene for the immediate release of Samer Issawi, who 
is close to death, the other hungers strikers, and all the 
administrative detainees and Palestinian political prisoners.”

1)   Call President Obama at 1-202-456-1111 <tel:1-202-456-1111>
2)  Call US Secretary of State John Kerry at 1-202-647-4000 
<tel:1-202-647-4000> or the Office of Near East Affairs at 
1-202-647-7209 <tel:1-202-647-7209>

There will also be a campaign on Twitter, as there has been for multiple 
days, at 1PM CST to demand the release of Samer Issawi. Check 
@samerissawi1 for the hashtag to use.

For updates on the worldwide campaign, follow “The Free Samer Issawi 
Campaign” page on FaceBook 

Issawi has been detained by Israeli authorities without any charge. He 
had been released from prison in October 2011 as a part of the Shalit 
prisoner swap, but was detained again without charge on July 7, 2012, 
and has been refusing food since August 2012 to protest his 
detention.  He is in critical condition. He is losing his vision, 
vomiting blood and lapsing in and out of consciousness.

Sponsored by (list in formation):

Palestine Solidarity Group (PSG) – Chicago <http://psgchicago.org/>
U.S. Palestinian Community Network (USPCN)-National <http://uspcn.org/>
USPCN – Chicago
Coalition to Protect People’s Rights (CPPR) 
Committee to Stop FBI Repression (CSFR) <http://stopfbi.net/>
Committee Against Political Repression (CAPR) – Chicago 
Chicago Movement for Palestinian Rights (CMPR) 
Jewish Voice for Peace – Chicago
American Muslims for Palestine – Chicago

To endorse, please email uspcn at uspcn.org <mailto:uspcn at uspcn.org>.

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