Monday, October 6, 2008

Portrait of a Prisoner of Conscience from Libya

From Northeastern Region website of Amnesty International

Fathi el-Jahmi
Adopted by AI-128 in Amherst

LYBIA Political activist Fathi el-Jahmi has been detained without trial since March 2004, when he was arrested after he criticized Libya's leader, Colonel Mu'ammar al-Gaddafi, and called for political reform in international media interviews. Amnesty International considers Fathi el-Jahmi to be a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for the peaceful expression of his political views, and is calling for his immediate and unconditional release.

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