White House Protest Corps

Timor Leste: Protest at Indonesian Embassy April 15
April 13, 2010, 11:53 pm
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Dear friends of Indonesia, East Timor, Freedom, and Human Rights,

Please join Amnesty Internationals’ April (monthly) Freedom Rally in front of the Indonesian Embassy to to secure the immediate and unconditional release of Filep Karma and Yusak Pakage, Amnesty International Prisoners of Conscience (POC) and the Mid-Atlantic Special Focus Case (SFC). .

Please come on Thursday, April 15 from 12:30-!:30pm, and show your solidarity with Filep and Yusak who could spend the next decade or more in prison for the peaceful raising of a flag.  Join us in demanding the release of these two courageous human rights defenders!

We will provide colorful flags, noisy chin-chins, and great chants and visuals.

Thursday, April 15, 2010
12:30 – 1:30pm
Indonesian Embassy

2020 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC

Background Information:

Arrested on December 1, 2004, Filep Karma and Yusak Pakage are serving a collective prison sentence of 25 years for their participation in a peaceful flag-raising ceremony to commemorate Papuan independence in 1962. While Amnesty International takes no position on the political status of any province of Indonesia, Amnesty International believes that the right to freedom of expression includes the right to peacefully advocate independence or other political solutions and that these rights must be upheld.

For more information and background on the case, please visit www.amnestyusa.org/action/special/karmapakage.html/

In Solidarity,
15 years prison time for Raising a Flag.
Free Filep Karma Now!

10 years prison time for Raising a Flag,
Free Yusak Pakage Now!

Take Action!

Join activists from across the country at AIUSA’s 49th Annual General Meeting in New Orleans!
Register today at www.aiusa.org/agm


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