Action Call for June 5

ACTION ALERT FOR JUNE 5th AND UPDATE

1) Call and Fax Ambassador Dr. Alia Hatoug Bouran
2) Fax a letter to Jordan’s Interior Minister Hussein Al Majali  
3) Post your concerns to the Jordanian Embassy’s Facebook page

***NEW TALKING POINTS and SAMPLE LETTERS below and attached.

Friends,

June 5th marks one month that Amer Jubran has been detained in Jordan. He has still not been charged with any crime. His whereabouts remain unknown and he has had no access to legal counsel, phone calls, or contact with his family. We are gravely concerned about his safety and are urging all his supporters to act now.

On Thursday June 5th, the petition to free Amer Jubran will be sent to the Jordanian Embassy. Please do the following on Thursday June 5th:

1)    Call the Ambassador Dr. Alia Hatoug Bouran at the Jordanian Embassy in Washington, DC at     (202) 966 – 2664
2)    Fax a letter to Ambassador Dr. Alia Hatoug Bouran at the Jordanian Embassy in Washington,     DC at Fax  (202) 966 – 3110 (ready to fax- sample letter attached/below that can be     printed and signed)
3)    Fax a letter to Jordan’s Interior Minister Hussein Al Majali  at Fax #011-962-6-5606908
(ready to fax- sample letter attached/below)
If possible, please fax this early Thursday morning, keeping in mind the 7 hour time difference.
4)  Post a comment regarding your grave concern about Amer Jubran to the Jordanian     Embassy’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/JoEmbassyUS
Please be sure that Amer’s name and your critique of the Embassy’s handling of his case are     prominent in the first 2-3 lines (sample below).

Tip: When you make your call, say that you do not want to be transferred to the Consulate but wish to speak to the Ambassador’s office and leave a message for the Ambassador, because you have not received a response yet on action to be taken regarding Amer’s case.

Talking points:

1) Amer Jubran has been detained in Jordan without charge for one month in violation of his basic rights to due process. His whereabouts remain unknown and he has had no access to a lawyer, phone calls, or contact with his family;

2)  Jordan is a signatory party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Article 9 of the ICCPR prohibits arbitrary arrest or detention. The United Nations Office of High Commissioner on Human Rights has advised that Jordan should end its current practice of administrative detention;

3) Hundreds  of people from around the world have joined the call for Amer Jubran’s release, including the National Lawyer’s Guild. State representatives, a U.S. senator, and the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus have expressed concern about the violation of Mr. Jubran’s basic rights to due process. Over 300 people including human rights activists and lawyers concerned about the violation of his basic rights have signed a petition demanding his release;

4) Despite promises to the contrary, the Jordanian Embassy has not responded to phone calls, faxes, or a request to meet regarding the status of Amer Jubran; and

5) We are gravely concerned about the rights and safety of Mr. Jubran. We demand Mr. Jubran be released immediately.

Sample posts to Jordanian Embassy Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JoEmbassyUS

**Please respond to human rights concerns about the detention of Amer Jubran!
http://freeamerpetition.wordpress.com/

**Amer Jubran has been detained in Jordan for one month without charge or access to a lawyer.
He should be released immediately!
http://www.nlginternational.org/news/article.php?nid=594

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Sample letter to Embassy:

6/5/14

Ambassador Dr. Alia Hatoug Bouran
Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
3504 International Drive, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
Phone (202) 966 – 2664
Fax  (202) 966 – 3110
hkjembassydc@jordanembassyus.org

Dear Ambassador Dr. Alia Hatoug Bouran,

I am writing again to express my grave concern for Jordanian national Amer Jubran who was detained on May 5th, 2014 and has now been held for one month. His whereabouts remain unknown and he has had no access to a lawyer, phone calls, or contact with his family. He has not been charged with any crime. Amer Jubran is a long-time Palestinian activist and a well-known voice of dissent in the Arab world.

Jordan is a signatory party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Article 9 of the ICCPR prohibits arbitrary arrest or detention. The United Nations Office of High Commissioner on Human Rights has advised that Jordan should end its current practice of administrative detention. Jordan proclaims that it is undergoing democratic reforms and respecting civil liberties, however, Jordan’s use of arbitrary arrest and administrative detention continues to be criticized in ongoing reports by international human rights organizations.

Hundreds  of people from around the world have joined the call for Amer Jubran’s  release, including the National Lawyer’s Guild http://www.nlginternational.org/news/article.php?nid=594. State representatives, a U.S. senator, and the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus have written letters expressing grave concern about the violation of Mr. Jubran’s basic rights to due process and to freedom of speech. Approximately 300 people including human rights activists and lawyers concerned about the violation of his basic rights have signed a petition demanding his release.

Despite promises to the contrary, the Jordanian Embassy has not responded to phone calls, faxes, or requests to meet regarding the status of Amer Jubran.

We are gravely concerned about the rights and safety of Mr. Jubran.

Mr Jubran has not been charged with any crime. He should be released immediately.

If he is to be charged,  he must have immediate
1) access to a lawyer of his choosing and prompt setting of reasonable bail;
2) evaluation by health care professionals;
3) release of information regarding his whereabouts and condition; and
4) visitation/contact with his family.

I expect a response to these concerns promptly.

Sincerely,

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Sample Letter Ministry

6/5/14

Interior Minister Hussein Al Majali
Ministry of the Interior
P.O. Box 100, Amman, Jordan
Telephone: 011-962-6-5691141
Fax: 011-962-6-5606908
info@moi.gov.jo

Dear Interior Minister Hussein Al Majali,

I am writing again to express my grave concern for Jordanian national Amer Jubran who was detained on May 5th, 2014 and has now been held for one month. His whereabouts remain unknown and he has had no access to a lawyer, phone calls, or contact with his family. He has not been charged with any crime. Amer Jubran is a long-time Palestinian activist and a well-known voice of dissent in the Arab world.

Jordan is a signatory party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Article 9 of the ICCPR prohibits arbitrary arrest or detention. The United Nations Office of High Commissioner on Human Rights has advised that Jordan should end its current practice of administrative detention. Jordan proclaims that it is undergoing democratic reforms and respecting civil liberties, however, Jordan’s use of arbitrary arrest and administrative detention continues to be criticized in ongoing reports by international human rights organizations.

Hundreds  of people from around the world have joined the call for Amer Jubran’s  release, including the National Lawyer’s Guild http://www.nlginternational.org/news/article.php?nid=594. State representatives, a U.S. senator, and the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus have written letters expressing grave concern about the violation of Mr. Jubran’s basic rights to due process and to freedom of speech. Approximately 300 people including human rights activists and lawyers concerned about the violation of his basic rights have signed a petition demanding his release.

We are gravely concerned about the rights and safety of Mr. Jubran.

Mr Jubran has not been charged with any crime. He should be released immediately.

If he is to be charged,  he must have immediate
1) access to a lawyer of his choosing and prompt setting of reasonable bail;
2) evaluation by health care professionals;
3) release of information regarding his whereabouts and condition; and
4) visitation/contact with his family.

I expect a response to these concerns promptly.

Sincerely,

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