On his birthday, 2 April 2022, Amnesty International Australia and APAN are holding vigils to show support for Mohammed. RSVP today so that together, we can show the Israeli authorities how much support the is for Mohammed.

Mohammed el Halabi, the former manager of operations for World Vision in Gaza, has been detained by the Israeli authorities for nearly 6 years.

He is accused of diverting million of dollars in aid, much donated by the Australian government, to armed groups for “terrorism” purposes.

World Vision and the Department of Foreign Affairs conducted comprehensive audits, neither of which found evidence that funds were diverted.

He faces decades in prison.

Halabi’s trial has been held behind closed doors, he has alleged torture in custody, his lawyer has been prevented from reviewing prosecution evidence, all of which are concerning signs that his trial has been neither fair nor transparent.

As the verdict in Halabi’s case nears, now is the time to pressure the Israeli authorities to respect his rights, including his right to a fair trial.

The Australian government must also call on the Israeli authorities to respect his rights, reiterating that their audit found no evidence of wrongdoing.

Join Amnesty International Australia and APAN at vigils around Australia to mark Mohammed el Halabi’s birthday at 2:00PM on 2 April 2022.

Vigils will be held at:

  • Melbourne, Federation Square,
  • Sydney, Customs House Square,
  • Castlemaine, Victory Park
  • Cairns, The Esplanade,
  • Brisbane, King George Square,
  • Newcastle, Civic Park,
  • Launceston, Brisbane St Mall,
  • Adelaide, Adelaide Central Plaza, Rundle Mall (near Mall’s Balls),
  • Canberra, Garema Place, Civic,
  • Hobart, Parliament lawns,
  • Alice Springs, Uniting Church lawns, Todd Mall,
  • Darwin, Nightcliff Foreshore (near swimming pool)(note that this vigil will be at 6:00PM, the others will be at 2:00PM).

If there isn’t a vigil near you, you can always organise your own! Send us an email, and we’ll send you everything you need to organise a vigil near you, so you and your community can show support for Mohammed.

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Mohammed el Halibi in a classroom wwearing a black shirt sits laughing.


April 2, 2022

2:00 pm

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