PETITION! Justice for Gaza protesters

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The Guardian:

Sent to jail for throwing a single bottle

Last year, during protests against the attack on Gaza, a mixed group of demonstrators clashed with police. But when the alleged culprits were arrested in dawn raids, nearly all those taken were young Muslims.

Badi Tebani and his wife were sleeping peacefully when all hell broke loose. He shudders at the memory. The front door was forced open, and then came the screaming. “Wah, wah, wah, get down, get down, you are under arrest.” Any number of voices. He thought it was a nightmare – that he was back in Algeria in the bad old days before he was granted political asylum in Britain, and that the military had broken into the house. When he opened his eyes, his bedroom was full of police officers. “I have diabetes and high blood pressure,” he says quietly. “It was worse than Algeria, even. I became very depressed.”Read more…

Sign the petition demanding:

  • The release of all those imprisoned
  • that all further charges are dropped
  • an independent investigation into the many complaints about police behaviour at the demonstrations which have all the been rejected by the IPCC
  • an end to the intimidation of the Muslim community
  • the right to protest for all
  1. Sign the petition online

  2. Download the petition and collect signatures (pdf)

  3. Ask your MP to sign EDM 1093: Demonstration and Gaza



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