2009年07月01日

Free Gaza:誰もが弁護士と会う権利がある

2009年07月01日、日本時間:18:27
(抄訳も省略-アーカイヴ参照)公海上、イスラエルに逮捕権はない筈だからやはり拉致

Update on kidnapped passengers, impounded boat, and the right for EVERYONE to see an attorney

Journalists' House
12 CyBC (RIK) Avenue
Aglantzia, Nicosia 2120, Cyprus

Greta Berlin (English)
tel: +357 99 28 41 02/ friends@freegaza.org

Ramzi Kysia (English)
Tel: + 357 99 08 17 67 rrkysia@yahoo.com

Caoimhe Butterly (Arabic/English/Spanish):
tel: +357 99 80 96 37 / sahara78@hotmail.co.uk
www.FreeGaza.org

(Larnaca, 1 July 2009) Yesterday, the Israeli Navy boarded the Free Gaza Movement boat, SPIRIT OF HUMANITY and kidnapped the 21 human rights activists, humanitarian workers and activists on their way to Gaza. As of today, none of them have had the right to see an attorney even though they came to the detention center to see them.

The Free Gaza Movement is calling for their release and the release of our boat, seized in international waters off the coast of Gaza as our SPOT locator clearly shows.

But more importantly, twenty-one internationals can get headlines. What about the 11,000 Palestinians who languish in jail, many of them tortured. We will update you on the status of our kidnapped passengers and our impounded boat, but who will do the same for the Palestinians and their boats?

We will insist that Israel stop interfering with our voyages to Gaza, since they do not have the right; legal or moral, to enforce a siege that collectively punishes 1.5 million Palestinians.

Our demand is that our passengers re-board the boat and continue on to the port in Gaza, so we can deliver the building supplies and the humanitarian supplies that we loaded and inspected by the Cypriot authorities.

Kidnapped Passengers from the Spirit of Humanity include

Khalad Abdelkader, Bahrain
Khalad is an engineer representing the Islamic Charitable Association of Bahrain.

Othman Abufalah, Jordan
Othman is a world-renowned journalist with al-Jazeera TV.

Khaled Al-Shenoo, Bahrain
Khaled is a lecturer with the University of Bahrain.

Mansour Al-Abi, Yemen
Mansour is a cameraman with Al-Jazeera TV.

Fatima Al-Attawi, Bahrain
Fatima is a relief worker and community activist from Bahrain.

Juhaina Alqaed, Bahrain
Juhaina is a journalist & human rights activist.

Huwaida Arraf, US
Huwaida is the Chair of the Free Gaza Movement and delegation co-coordinator for this voyage.

Ishmahil Blagrove, UK
Ishmahil is a Jamaican-born journalist, documentary film maker and founder of the Rice & Peas film production company. His documentaries focus on international struggles for social justice.

Kaltham Ghloom, Bahrain
Kaltham is a community activist.

Derek Graham, Ireland
Derek Graham is an electrician, Free Gaza organizer, and first mate aboard the Spirit of Humanity.

Alex Harrison, UK
Alex is a solidarity worker from Britain. She is traveling to Gaza to do long-term human rights monitoring.

Denis Healey, UK
Denis is Captain of the Spirit of Humanity. This will be his fifth voyage to Gaza.

Fathi Jaouadi, UK
Fathi is a British journalist, Free Gaza organizer, and delegation co-coordinator for this voyage.

Mairead Maguire, Ireland
Mairead is a Nobel laureate and renowned peace activist.

Lubna Masarwa, Palestine/Israel
Lubna is a Palestinian human rights activist and Free Gaza organizer.

Theresa McDermott, Scotland
Theresa is a solidarity worker from Scotland. She is traveling to Gaza to do long-term human rights monitoring.

Cynthia McKinney, US
Cynthia McKinney is an outspoken advocate for human rights and social justice issues, as well as a former U.S. congressperson and presidential candidate.

Adnan Mormesh, UK
Adnan is a solidarity worker from Britain. He is traveling to Gaza to do long-term human rights monitoring.

Adam Qvist, Denmark
Adam is a solidarity worker from Denmark. He is traveling to Gaza to do human rights monitoring.

Adam Shapiro, US
Adam is an American documentary film maker and human rights activist.

Kathy Sheetz, US
Kathy is a nurse and film maker, traveling to Gaza to do human rights monitoring.
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The Free Gaza Movement, a human rights group, sent two boats to Gaza in August 2008. These were the first international boats to land in the port in 41 years. Since August, four more voyages were successful, taking Parliamentarians, human rights workers, and other dignitaries to witness the effects of Israel's draconian policies on the civilians of Gaza. On December 30, their boat, the DIGNITY was rammed three times while 90 nautical miles out, in international waters, on its way to deliver emergency medical supplies to the people of Gaza, while they were under the infamous attack by Israel.



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ドイツでBDSの動き

2009年06月28日、STPO THE WALL
 6月19日から21日まで、Pax Christi Germanyは、パレスチナ年次会議を、今回「国家の理由と国際法」と題し、Bad Bollのドイツプロテスタント教会アカデミーで開催した。会議は多くの理由で、中でもドイツにおける具体的なBDS行動とパレスチナ人の苦闘支援の増大に焦点をあて、注目に値した。
 ドイツ中からの130人の活動家が、3日間の議論と分析のため集まった。 彼らの多くが、地方組織・委員会を代表していた。特に重要だったのは、会議で、ドイツ・クリスチャン圏がパレスチナ連帯に関心を持つようになったと示した、プロテスタント教会の参加と上級による代表だった。パレスチナ代表団の中で活動家に演説したのは、Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign(反アパルトヘイト・ウォール・キャンペーン)の調整者、ジャマル・ジュムアと、 ARIJ (Applied Research Institute Jerusalem/エルサレム応用研究学会)のスヘイル・ハリディだった。

 ナチス政権を経験したドイツで、イスラエルを批判するのは「右派」、だからドイツで「左派」がパレスチナ支持を打ち出すのは困難と聞いたことがある。その困難を克服するだけのインパクトがガザ攻撃にあった、あるいは、パレスチナ人が被った災厄の総量の許容範囲を、ガザ攻撃で越えたのかも知れない。

全文:STPO THE WALL
ラベル:ドイツ BDS
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コネックス:4カ月のボイコットキャンペーンの後に「投げ捨てられた」

2009年06月29日、STOP THE WALL
 グローバルな「ヴェオリア・アルストム脱線」キャンペーンとオーストラリアでの不買・脱資・経済制裁(BDS)運動のもうひとつの大勝利、ビクトリア州政府は、メルボルンオーストラリアでの鉄道システム管理者としてコネックス(ヴェオリアの子会社)との契約を更新しないと決定した。これは間違いなく、オーストラリアでの「コネックス投げ捨て」キャンペーンの努力の賜物の部分である。Australians for Palestine(パレスチナのためのオーストラリア人)は、4カ月運動し、人びとにキャンペーンに参加し、政府がコネックスとの関係を絶つよう請願することを奨励する数10万冊のパンフレットを配布した。これは、契約で約70億ドルを失うヴェオリアをみるようにキャンペーンにおける多くの勝利の1つだ。

全文:STOP THE WALL

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Free Gaza:どうか行動を!

2009年07月01日、日本時間:5:08
(署名サイト:英文の後に記載)
今までのところ、同胞の誰とも連絡不能、弁護団が彼らの即時無条件解放を求める。どうか助力を。地方紙、TV局、官僚、大使館に連絡してほしい。

Dear Friends,

Earlier today, Israeli Occupation Forces boarded the Free Gaza boat, SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, and kidnapped 21 human rights workers and journalists who were on their way to deliver much needed humanitarian and reconstruction supplies to besieged Gaza. Those kidnapped by Israel include Nobel peace laureate Mairead Maguire and former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney.

So far we have not been able to contact any of our people, but we do have a team of attorneys working for their immediate and unconditional release. Please help us. Please contact your local newspapers and TV stations, government officials and embassies. Please call the numbers below and demand that Israel free the 21 innocent people kidnapped today, as well as the over 11,000 Palestinian political prisoners currently held in Israeli jails. They all need your help.

CONTACT the Israeli Ministry of Justice
tel: 00972 2646 6666 or 00972 2646 6340
fax: 00972 2646 6357

CONTACT the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
tel: 00972 2530 3155 or 00972 2530 3111
fax: 00972 2530 3367

CONTACT Mark Regev in the Prime Minister's office at:
tel: 00972 2670 5354 or 00972 5 0620 3264
mark.regev@it.pmo.gov.il

CONTACT the International Committee of the Red Cross to ask for their assistance in establishing the wellbeing of the kidnapped human rights workers and help in securing their immediate release

Red Cross Israel
tel: 00972 3524 5286
fax: 00972 3527 0370

Red Cross Switzerland:
tel: 0041 22 730 3443
fax: 0041 22 734 8280

Red Cross USA:
tel: 001 212 599 6021
fax: 001 212 599 6009

署名:US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation(イスラエルの占領終決を求めるアメリカキャンペーン)
   International Action Center(国際行動センター)

アーカイヴ:イスラエルが正義ボートを攻撃;人権活動家を拉致:医薬品・おもちゃ・オリーヴを没収(06月30日)
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