May 16, 2014
Ambassador Dr. Alia Hatoug Bouran
Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
3504 International Drive, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
Phone (202) 966 – 2664
Fax (202) 966 – 3110
Dear Ambassador Dr. Alia Hatoug Bouran,
This letter concerns a Jordanian national named Amer Jubran. On May 5, 2014 Mr. Jubran was arrested at his home in Amman in the middle of the night by the Mukhabarat. He has been detained without charge and has been denied access to legal counsel. Many of us are friends who became acquainted with Amer Jubran while he was in the United States, where he was a permanent resident until 2004. Others are simply concerned citizens who feel it is our duty to protest the practice of secret arrest and detention apparently being carried out by the government of Jordan.
Amer Jubran has an international reputation as a speaker and writer on the issue of Palestinian human rights. This case appears to be a political detention. As Mr. Jubran has not been charged with any crime, we urge the government of Jordan to release him immediately. We would appreciate your response to this letter.
August 26, 2014. This petition is now closed.
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