Abir's Garden: a Safe Place to Grow

by Rebuilding Alliance
Oct 29, 2007

Abir's case dismissed by Jerusalem Prosecutor

In August, the Jerusalem prosecutor dismissed Abir’s case without filing charges, supposedly for lack of evidence – despite 14 witnesses and an independent autopsy. On Oct. 1, 2007 Israeli attorney Michael Sfard, esq., and Israeli human rights group, Yesh Din appealed the Israeli prosecutor’s decision to close the investigation file on death of Abir Aramin.

On Oct. 23rd, the Rebuilding Alliance organized a Contact Congress Telecon with constituents and senior staffers from Senators Feinstein, Boxer, and Congresswoman Eshoo’s office. Bassam Aramin – Abir’s father and co-founder of Combatants for Peace, Zohar Shapira and Avishay Sharon – also of Combatants for Peace, and Cindy Corrie – board member of the Rebuilding Alliance presented Abir’s case. The staffers promised to raise this issue with the Senators and Congresswoman and make inquiries to the Israeli Embassy and U.S. State Department on our behalf. Our committee’s follow-up: a letter to the Senators and Congresswoman, and personal meetings at their local and DC offices, as we invoke the Leahy Law by forwarding case details to the Senate Appropriations Committee for review. We ask Human Rights Groups to report case details so that this becomes part of the Annual U.S. Report on Human Rights. We ask people around the country to work with us to schedule a "Contact Congress Teleconference" in their state to ask their senators and representatives to call the Israeli Embassy to find out what happened to Abir.


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Rebuilding Alliance

Location: Burlingame, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.rebuildingalliance.org
Project Leader:
Donna Baranski-walker
Executive Director
Palo Alto, CA United States

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