Press releases: June 2010

Press releases: June 2010

Peter Erlinder Released on Medical Bail; Rally Canceled

June 16, 2010

The National Lawyers Guild has been heartened to learn of the decision to grant our colleague and former president, Peter Erlinder, his “unconditional release” on medical grounds. He could be returning home as early as tomorrow to be reunited with his family. Under the circumstances, the rally originally scheduled for Friday, June 18 outside the United Nations has been canceled.

National Lawyers Guild Renews Call for Boycott of Israel in Wake of Flotilla Assault

May 30, 2010

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) renews its call for a complete boycott of Israel in light of the latest unjustified assault on peaceful humanitarian assistance to the residents of Gaza in which at least ten human rights workers were killed. The NLG has supported the movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel for several years based on Israel’s ongoing violations of the rights of the Palestinian people.