Thursday, June 16, 2011

For Release of Prisoner of Conscience

Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 12:04 
Amnesty International Hosts Rally at Indonesian Embassy
Human rights organization urges Indonesia to free Filep Karma, arrested for flying a flag 

Washington, D.C.:Amnesty International USA members and other activists will rally on Thursday, June 16th at 12:30PM in front of the Indonesian Embassy (2020 Massachusetts Ave. NW) to urge the Indonesian government to release Filep Karma, a prominent advocate for the rights of Indonesia’s Papuan population.  The peaceful protest will include chants, signs, and petitions calling for his immediate release. 

Arrested on December 1, 2004, Filep Karma is serving a 15 year prison sentence for his participation in a peaceful flag-raising ceremony for West Papuan rights. Amnesty International considers Karma to be a prisoner of conscience whose human rights have been violated by being unjustly imprisoned for nearly six years. 

What: Rally to Free Indonesian Prisoner of Conscience Filep Karma 
When: Thursday, June 16, 2011 
Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm 
Where: Indonesian Embassy, 2020 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. (Closest metro stop is Dupont Circle) 

Amnesty International is a Nobel Peace Prize-winning grassroots activist organization with more than 3 million supporters, activists and volunteers in more than 150 countries campaigning for human rights worldwide. The organization investigates and exposes abuses, educates and mobilizes the public, and works to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. 
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