Dr. Alie Kabba, an African Muslim from Sierra Leone, has been a great friend and supporter of the Palestinian cause. He now needs our help urgently.
Dr. Kabba is the former executive director of the Chicago-based United African Organization (UAO), and former board president of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR), and has consistently called for the liberation of Palestine as a speaker and participant in dozens of protests in Chicago over many years.
He need us TODAY!
Today, we learned that Dr. Kabba is back in solitary confinement after a court appearance earlier. The Sierra Leone Telegraph reported that Dr. Kabba has been denied bail in what is clearly a politically motivated prosecution in his home country. Dr. Kabba recently moved back to Sierra Leone, and announced that he would be running for president there in 2017.
1. Add your name to this petition to Free Dr. Alie Kabba. He is a political prisoner, a prisoner of conscience, and he needs our support.
2. His colleagues at the UAO are also asking supporters to call the U.S. Department of State hotline at (202) 647-4000. Choose option 4 for the operator, and ask to speak to the Overseas Citizens Duty Officer.
Sample script: “Alie Kabba, a United States citizen and presidential aspirant of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), has been arrested and detained by the government of Sierra Leone. We need your help to free Dr. Kabba immediately. I would like to know what the U.S. government is doing about this citizen of our country.”
You can also email the U.S. embassy in Sierra Leone: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us in supporting our brother and colleague, Dr. Alie Kabba. He has been a stalwart and principled leader in the African, Black, immigrant, and social justice communities in Chicagoland for years. He needs our urgent attention.
CIOGC is supporting this action alert from USPCN-Chicago.