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White House Protest: Rally on behalf of Filep Karma & Yusak Pakage
June 5, 2010, 1:24 am
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Amnesty International USA

Not Another Birthday in Prison!
Rally for the immediate and unconditional release of Filep Karma and Yusak Pakage!

Police arrested Filep Karma and Yusak Pakage in connection with a December 2004 public raising of the Morning Star flag, a symbol of independence for Indonesia’s Papua province.

They were convicted of treason and sentenced to 15 and 10 years in prison. Amnesty International believes they have been imprisoned solely for the peaceful expression of their beliefs, a right all governments are obligated to protect and uphold.

Join us at the White House!

Rally on behalf of Filep Karma & Yusak Pakage

Saturday, June 5th, 2010
4:30 – 6:00pm Lafayette Park (in front of the White House)
Washington, DC 20005

For questions please email egutierrez@aiusa.org

Take Action Now!

President Barack Obama will be visiting Indonesia next month to showcase the importance of growing US-Indonesia bilateral relations. Encourage him to pressure the Indonesian government to release these two prisoners of conscience.  Help us ensure that Obama does not forget Filep and Yusak!

We also have online actions targeting President Obama that you can take on behalf of  Filep and Yusak’s behalf from the comfort of your office space  Call on President Obama to pressure the Indonesian government to release Filep Karma and Yusak Pakage.

You can also make a direct call to the White House: 1-202-456-1111 (TTY/TDD 202-456-6213). Or if you have trouble getting through, call the White House switchboard: 1-202-456-1414 and ask to be connected to the comment line.

Below are some talking points you can use for the call:

I.       Amnesty International Prisoners of Conscience (POCs), Filep Karma and Yusak Pakage have spent more than 5 years in prison for waving the West Papuan flag at a peaceful and non-violent action and may collectively spend 25 years in prison.

II.       Amnesty International is calling for the immediate and unconditional release of these two POCs.

III.       There is a great opportunity to get these men released with the upcoming visit of President Obama to Indonesia (a country where he grew up).

IV.       We are calling on President Obama not to forget human rights and these two Prisoners of Conscience when he meets with Indonesian President Yudhoyono.  We ask him to carry a message of hope and freedom to both Filep Karma and Yusak Pakage when he goes to Indonesia

Emilia Gutierrez
Field Organizer , DC * PA* DE
Mid- Atlantic Regional Office
600 Pennsylvania SE, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20003

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