Via Facebook Group – Support Human Rights Activist Ezra Nawi
Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 21, at 8.30, the final sentencing of Ezra Nawi will be given at the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court (Peace Court).
The judge, Eilata Ziskind, found Ezra guilty of assaulting two border police officers and participating in a riot, during a house demolition in the West Bank, in the village of Um el-Hir in February, 2007.
Ezra was convicted based solely on the the border police officers’ testimonies, while the video footage from the event clearly showed that Ezra did not use violence in his protest against the injustices of the occupation.
The sentencing was supposed to be given a month ago, but was postponed since the judge tried to examine the possibility of reducing the punishment to community service. Ezra refused to comply with this attempt, as he continues to claim his innocence, and refuses to concede to an Israeli legal system which is blind to the principles of justice and truth.
Let us all meet in front of the courthouse tomorrow morning, in a silent vigil, to support our friend and his struggle for justice and equality.
The Committee Supporting Ezra Nawi