Omar Barghouti Responds to Maryland's Anti-Boycott Legislation
Omar Barghouti is the Co-Founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights. He has issued an open letter in response to the Maryland General Assembly's anti-boycott bills (SB737/HB949). In his letter, he responds directly to misinformation presented by supporters of the anti-boycott bill during committee hearings about the BDS movement. You can read his letter here.
Mr. Barghouti is currently under a travel restriction for his activism. Since 2016, Amnesty International has expressed concern for the safety and liberty of "Palestinian human rights defender" Omar Barghouti and has called on the Israeli government to cease its intimidation tactics against him.