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Celebrating Human Rights Defenders

On May 19, 2011, the Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation (ABF) is joining Amnesty International USA for a special event celebrating Amnesty’s 50th anniversary and commemorating human rights defenders around the world.  Please join ABF and Amnesty International USA on May 19, 2011 in Dupont Circle, Washington, DC, for this special rally, which will highlight the case of an Indonesian prisoner of conscience and human rights defender, Filep Karma.  ABF will also be displaying parts of the Interrupted Lives exhibit, featuring Iranian student activists who have been victims of human rights violation in Iran. For more information, please see below.


Shine a Light on Human Rights: Free Filep Karma Rally

Hosted by: Amnesty International USA

In May 1961, Amnesty International began its global campaign for individual freedoms and human dignity. In May 2005, an Indonesian court sentenced Filep Karma to 15 years in prison on charges of treason for raising the Papua flag in a peaceful ceremony. Join us at DuPont Circle, Washington, DC on Thursday, May 19 as we commemorate 50 years of Amnesty International’s global human rights activism and toast to the freedom of Filep Karma and all human rights defenders. The event will include speakers, musical performances and actions! At 8:00pm, we will form a candle lit procession to the Indonesian embassy (2020 Massachusetts Ave. NW). A spirited rally will call for the release of Filep Karma and all prisoners of conscience in Indonesia, while photos of activists holding solidarity flags are projected onto the embassy.

DuPont Circle National Park
Washington, DC NW (on red line metro)

Thursday, May 19, 2011, 7:00-8:30pm
For more information please visit:
Please RSVP to Emilia Gutierrez at or at 202-544-0200 ext. 8141

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