Appel d’Ameer Makhoul à toutes celles et tous ceux qui le soutiennent depuis ses trois premières années d’emprisonnement et à tous ceux et toutes celles qui sont aux côtés du peuple palestinien et des peuples dont le droit à l’autodétermination est remis en cause au nom d’un nouvel ordre mondial qui sème la terreur, la guerre et la misère.
Dear Friends, Itâ€™s already three years I have been in Israeli jail, out of nine. On the contrary Iâ€™m three years at least close to freedom. The merciless sufferness in my case of beloved wife (Janan) two beloved daughters (Hind and Huda) and me. Itâ€™s emotional family price, itâ€™s social and public. This long time of injustice, contains suffereness and pain. The ongoing feeling of not being able to hug my family, of not being able to see my homeland, to feel being at home, to smeel Haifa itâ€™s mountain and sea, of not being able to participate physically in any activity of popular struggle, to leed campaigns and struggle for justice and dignity, for better future is very difficult. The feeling of not sharing any social or community event, whether itâ€™s happy or sad one, to feel that I have to be there but Iâ€™m not, is horrible, but I can readdress it particle by writing. Itâ€™s hard, while three years is very long time and high price which Palestinian activist has to pay until reaching freedom, liberation and justice. So dear friends all over the world, be sure that among each moment of prison forced stay, the hope, steadfastness and free willingness are grooming, the subborness of hope, freedom and human dignity is stronger and stronger. This is my case as a part of the common and personal cause of all Palestinian Political prisoners. Always you are in mined. Each letter or postcard to me as well as to any PPP is containing great moral impact. Each act of solidarity, each campaign, each conference, gathering, pray or press release is backing our struggle, is sharing it, is for creating of hope that each of PPP is not alone. Be sure, that for me being asked to send a message to any forum or conference or to be represented through Janan is so honorable and for great influence to bring through you PPP voice for hope and freedom. Your message is to strong, itâ€™s to feel and to be convinced that the long Israeli time of ongoing nonstop isolation, compulsion and oppression will never defeat the spirit of solidarity, the spirit of humanity the spirit of Palestine. You are our partners, we are your partners for free PPP, for free Palestine, for better world. Much Love Ameer Makhoul.
Protest torture and false imprisonment of Ameer Makhoul
Posted on : Wednesday, May 08, 2013
URGENT APPEAL : Ref : UA 09/ 13.
NAME : Ameer Makhoul
VIOLATIONS : Torture and false imprisonment
Ameer Makhoul is human rights activist who was sentenced to nine years in prison on the basis of a confession that was obtained after torture. In January 2011, Amnesty International urged the Israeli authorities to end the intimidation directed at the Palestinian human rights activist, Ameer Makhoul, from Haifa, Israel. For many years, Ameer has been activist and director of Ittijah ( The Union of Arab Community Based Associations, in Haifa). He works for the rights of Palestinians in Israel and the occupied territories.
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FREE AMEER MAKHOUL http://freeameermakhoul.blogspot.com.au
H.E. Margaret Sekaggya,
UN Special Representative on Human Rights Defenders,
I urge you to use your good offices to demand the immediate and unconditional release of Palestinian human rights defender, Ameer Makhoul who was arrested by Israeli authorities on 6 May 2010. For twelve days he was subjected to torturous interrogation techniques including excessively prolonged sleep deprivationâ€”a technique Mr Makhoulâ€™s interrogators have openly stated they used. When Mr Makhoul complained of being in excruciating pain, the Shin Bet interrogators cuffed his legs to a chair with shortened legs and threatened that he would be permanently crippled from the interrogation.
Three weeks after his detention, Mr Makhoul was charged with espionage, assistance to the enemy in a time of war, contact with a foreign agent, and other trumped up security charges. When he finally appeared in open court, Makhoul categorically denied the relevance of all charges against him.
Ameer Makhoul is internationally recognised as a human rights defender and as a member of international coalitions and networks of international and regional organisations. In his capacities as Chairman of the Public Committee for the Protection of Political Freedoms in Israel and as General Director of Ittijah —a network of Arab NGOs in Israel with consultative status in the United Nations Economic and Social Council â€”Ameer Makhoul regularly encounters and talks to citizens of foreign countriesâ€”including Arab countries. Simply talking to another Arab does not constitute espionage in the legal framework of Israel or any other country. But contacting an Arab colleague seems to be the core of the espionage charges against Mr Makhoul.
I would appreciate updates on your efforts on Mr Makhoul’s behalf.
Amnesty International has stated,
Ameer Makhoul is human rights activist who was sentenced to nine years in prison on the basis of a confession that was obtained after torture. In January 2011, Amnesty International urged the Israeli authorities to end the intimidation directed at the Palestinian human rights activist, Ameer Makhoul, from Haifa, Israel. For many years, Ameer has been activist and director of Ittijah ( The Union of Arab Community Based Associations, in Haifa). He works for the rights of Palestinians in Israel and the occupied territories. Amnesty International fears that this is the underlying reason for his imprisonment.
Since 1967, over 700 000 Palestinians, including women and children, were arrested and imprisoned in prisons and detention centres in Israel. The fundamental human rights of prisoners -men, women and children - are being systematically violated.
Ameer posted a letter on the 3rd anniversary of his imprisonment : http://ameermakhoul.blogspot.com.au/search?updated-min=2013-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&updated-max=2014-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&max-results=3