Message from Matthias Chang onboard MV Rachel Corrie (5/6/10) PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 05 June 2010 11:17

Message from Matthias Chang onboard MV Rachel Corrie:


(Note: Malaysian time 5-6 hours ahead of ship)


9:30am (Malaysian time) - Three Israeli patrol boats are now following Rachel Corrie.


10:00am (Malaysian time) - Israeli boats coming towards our ship. Stay calm.


Last contact 10:35am (Malaysian time) - They have jammed our radar.



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Defending MV Rachel Corrie By Invoking International Criminal Court - Perdana Global Peace Organisation (3/6/10) PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 03 June 2010 22:54

We could act to deter an Israeli attack upon MV Rachel Corrie by invoking International Criminal Court Prosecution. According to the ICC Rome Statute,

Article 12 (2) provides “2. In the case of article 13, paragraph (a) or (c), the Court may exercise its jurisdiction if one or more of the following States are Parties to this Statute or have accepted the jurisdiction of the Court in accordance with paragraph 3: (a) The State on the territory of which the conduct in question occurred or, if the crime was committed on board a vessel or aircraft, the State of registration of that vessel or aircraft; … ” If one of the vessel is Irish vessel and the attack was committed against the vessel, the ICC may exercise its jurisdiction over this situation since the Ireland is a State Party to the ICC Statute. Israel’s attack may constitute a crime against humanity of murder, imprisonment, torture and other inhumane acts under Article 7 of the ICC Statute.

Ireland is a party to the Rome Statute. Hence if Israel were to attack the MV Rachel Corrie, the highest level Israeli officials could be prosecuted for the attack. If we got this word out internationally, it might do some good.



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Cindy and Craig Corrie, Parents of Rachel Corrie: We Call on the U.S. government and governments of the world to act now ..." (3/6/10) PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 03 June 2010 22:47

Free Gaza Movement

Cindy and Craig Corrie are the parents of Rachel Corrie, who was killed by an Israeli army bulldozer in the Gaza Strip on March 16, 2003, while trying to prevent the demolition of the home of a Palestinian pharmacist, his wife and three young children.

A Free Gaza boat that is being readied to sail to Gaza is named for her. Among those on board are Irish Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Corrigan-Maguire and former UN Assistant Secretary General Denis Halliday, who is also Irish.

The Corries, who have themselves been to Gaza twice and recently to Israel for a trial related to their daughter's killing, said today in a statement: "We call on the U.S. government and governments of the world to act now. First, the well-being of all the flotilla passengers still in Israel must be secured, and the identities of those killed and injured must be released immediately. Second, governments around the world must demand an independent investigation into the attack upon the flotilla and the killings that occurred. An Israeli-led investigation into an international incident of this magnitude is unacceptable. Our family's own experience has made it all too painfully clear that the Israeli military is unable or unwilling to adequately investigate itself. Third, the U.S. and other governments can and must insist that other boats from the flotilla, including the MV Rachel Corrie, named for our daughter, be permitted to sail through international waters to Gaza unobstructed. Finally, we demand that the governments of the world act as courageously as did the activists on the Free Gaza flotilla and, themselves, break the illegal and immoral siege of Gaza."



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PGPO Demands Release of Malaysian Peace Activists - Perdana Global Peace Organisation (1/6/10) PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 June 2010 00:04





June 1 2010

The Perdana Global Peace Organisation (PGPO) condemns the brutal attack by Israeli navy forces on peace activists on board the Freedom Flotilla which has led to 19 deaths and scores of civilians injured.

We are also immensely concerned about the fate of 12 Malaysians including two Astro Awani journalists who were on board the Mavi Maramara, the lead ship of the flotilla which was attacked by the Israeli navy. At press time, the status and whereabouts of the Malaysians are still unclear.

This is a clear act of abduction of Malaysian citizens by Israel and PGPO demands that they are released safely at once. Israel has no right keeping Malaysian citizens on their territory as we have no diplomatic ties with the Israeli government.



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Message from MV Rachel Corrie (1/6/10) PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 01 June 2010 22:59


URGENT - IMMEDIATE ATTENTION


RACHEL CORRIE: MV Rachel Corrie is now the sole ship on the international freedom flotilla moving towards Gaza.

The Malaysian and Irish peace and humanitarian activists aboard share their deepest grief and sense of lost with the loved ones of those killed and injured in the illegal action undertaken by Israel on Monday 31st May 2010 in the international waters of the Mediterranean.

In the names of our friends, we are more determined than ever to continue into Gaza with our humanitarian cargo and our support for the blockaded and suffering people of Gaza.

We expect Israel to respond to the international condemnation of its violence by not impeding by any means the safe passage of the Rachel Corrie.

We appeal to the international community and United Nations to continue to demand Israel our safe passage into Gaza.

Jointly issued by Malaysians and Irish on board the Rachel Corrie.



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