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Call Congress about Human Rights in Papua, Free Filep Karma

August 1, 2011

Call Congress about Human Rights in Papua, Free Filep Karma

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Representative Joe Pitts is circulating a letter to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia concerning the case of political prisoner Filep Karma, a prominent Papuan advocate of self-determination. Karma has been serving a 15-year sentence for raising the Papuan Morning Star flag at a peaceful political rally in 2004. Karma is designated a Prisoner of Conscience by Amnesty International for his nonviolent advocacy.

This bi-partisan initiative is currently circulating in the House of Representative. Please call your Representative this week and urge him or her to sign the letter.

all the Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121 . Ask for your congressperson’s foreign policy aide. Ask that your representative sign on to Representative Joseph Pitt’s letter to Indonesia’s President concerning the case of prisoner of conscience Filep Karma. Urge them to support human rights and the rule of law in Indonesia. Offer to e-mail them a copy of the letter. Tell them that if your Representative wishes to sign, she or he should contact Carson Middleton 52411 in the office of Rep Pitts. The deadline is Friday, August 5, so call this week.

If necessary leave a detailed message. If you have trouble getting through by phone send an e-mail to the office, but be sure to follow up with a call.

Thank you for your support.

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