Urgent! Eight of Gaza Flotilla Arrested! Please take action!

UPDATE:  Eight now released.

US Boat to Gaza just sent word that all eight have now been released.  Pressure is still need, however, to free the Captain and the boat.


U.S. Boat to Gaza has just issued the following statement:

Top, L-R:  Nic Abramson, Ken Mayers, Medea Benjamin, Kathy Kelly,
Bottom, L-R: Ray McGovern, Kit Kitteridge, Carol Murry, Paki Wieland
The eight people who were fasting in front of the U.S. Embassy have been arrested. They are Ken Mayers, Carol Murry, Medea Benjamin, Paki Wieland, Ray McGovern, Brad Taylor, Kit Kitteridge and Kathy Kelly.

Let's keep the pressure on Washington. They need to pressure the Greek government to release our captain, our boat and now these 8 people as well! Let them sail to Gaza!!

Here are some other numbers and email addresses to try:
  • State Department general number:  202-647-4000 - ask for the Overseas U.S. Citizen Services Duty Officer and you'll get a live State Dept. official who has to hear you out. 
  • The voicemail for Kim Richter - also at the State Dept. -  says she's out of the office for several days, and that callers with urgent issues should contact a colleague at 202-647-4578. 
  • You can email the U.S. Embassy in Athens at:  athensamemb@state.gov or you can send an email to them at: athensamericancitizenservices@state.gov
  • If you can place an international phone call, the number for the U.S. Embassy in Athens is 011-30-210-721-2951.

Please also try to call, fax or email your members of Congress as well.

More information is on our website: ustogaza.org

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