Social media campaign for Shireen Issawi and Bushra Taweel 

In response to the complaint made to the United Nations by Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights and Addameer in the case of Palestinian human rights defenders Shireen Issawi and Bushra Taweel, imprisoned by Israel, Libera Palestina launched a “social bombing” campaign to build attention, support and awareness of the case.

“Socialbombing” organizes participants to send messages on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ highlighting the issue and raising awareness and communication to key recipients, in this case, Michael Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders. 

Shireen Issawi is a Palestinian lawyer and Bushra Taweel a journalist, both of whom advocate for the rights of Palestinian political prisoners. These two Palestinian human rights defenders, among others, “are being targeted by the Israeli authorities, with arbitrary arrests and detention, for peacefully and lawfully exercising their fundamental right to freedom of expression on significant human rights and the conditions of Palestinian prisoners.”

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