Israel: Free Human Rights Defender Murad Shtewi!

Murad Shtewi is a leading activist from the village of Kufr Qadum in the occupied West Bank. He is charged with "organizing a demonstration without a permit" for his role in Kufr Qadum's weekly protests. He also faces unfounded charges of causing a public disturbance and throwing rocks during a demonstration.

Murad Shtewi has been persecuted for expressing his opinions and peacefully protesting Israel's illegal settlements. His arrest and detention are meant not only to punish him, but also to stop other village activists from raising their voices in peaceful protest.

Don't let the village of Kufr Qadum be silenced – call on the authorities to release Murad Shtewi immediately and unconditionally and to respect freedom of expression and peaceful assembly throughout the occupied West Bank. Read More

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Message Recipients: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Brigadier General Danny Efroni, Minister of Defense Moshe Ya’alon, and Ambassador Ron Dermer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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