Amnesty International Activists Rally for Release of Prisoners of Conscience in Indonesia

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Amnesty International Activists Rally for Release of Prisoners of Conscience in Indonesia

WASHINGTON - Amnesty International USA
will hold a rally on behalf of its “prisoners of conscience” Filep Karma
and Yusak Pakage,
who are imprisoned in Indonesia. Activists will gather at the Indonesian
Embassy on Tuesday, December 1, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
to commemorate the fifth anniversary of their arrest and to demand
their immediate and unconditional release.

Karma and Pakage were arrested in December
2004 and are serving long prison sentences for participating in a peaceful
flag-raising ceremony, commemorating the 1962 declaration of Papuan independence.
Amnesty International stands in solidarity with Karma and Pakage, supporting
the right to freedom of expression including the right to peacefully advocate
independence or other political solutions.

EVENT:        Rally to Free Prisoners of Conscience in Indonesia
DATE:         
Tuesday, December 1
TIME:         
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
LOCATION:  Indonesian Embassy
         
        2020 Massachusetts Avenue NW
                  Washington, DC

For more information, please contact Amnesty
International Media Relations at media@aisua.org
or visit our website www.amnestyusa.org
         
Amnesty International is a Nobel Peace Prize-winning
grassroots activist organization with more than 2.2 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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We are people from across the world standing up for humanity and human rights. Our purpose is to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. We investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world.

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