Mohammad Saba’aneh, a young Palestinian cartoonist and public relations chief at Arab American University in Jenin, West Bank, was arrested and detained by Israeli authorities on Feb. 16. He had returned from Jordan. A court has now determined he be held for 9 more days. Reporters Without Borders is calling on Israel to charge him and allow him to see a lawyer.
A call to action has been started by the International Council for Human Rights. Please visit and send a message to the IDF, the UN etc. Israel must listen to the call of justice, as must we all.
Some of his work follows:
This first in a series for the Washington Spectator on people who, one way or another, this year have told the truth. For this series I am very interested in your take on whom you would nominate. Please nominate your truth-tellers of 2012 in messages here. I will draw the best ones.
Ai Weiwei, brilliant and brave Chinese artist and dissident. Bravely facing down the authorities in the most powerful of dictatorships, Ai calls the attempt to put him away on a tax charge the fake case. The Chinese government has a lot to be worried about. Thanks to the energy and clout of Ai, the whole world is watching.