Hey Brandeis! Do you want to protect heros? Defend brave men who saved the lives of hundreds of Libyans?
The cruel Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi ordered two air force pilots to drop bombs on their own countrymen protesting Gaddafi’s reign! It is a case of kill or be killed!
The pilots rose to the challenge and crashed their planes into Malta, a nearby island. They saved the lives of an unknown number of protestors!
However, Malta’s Refugee Commissioner Mario Guido Friggieri and President George Abela may not grant the heros asylum. Chang.org is hosting a petition.
Here is an excerpt from the press release from Change.org:
If the pilots are sent back to Libya, they will likely be executed. That outcome would also prevent military pilots and ship captains who receive similar orders from trying to save their own lives and the lives of their fellow Libyans.
A grassroots Libyan group called ENOUGH! has started a petition on Change.org to pressure the Maltese government to grant asylum to these two pilots, which will mean saving their lives and possibly preventing future attacks on civilians.
Tell Malta’s government to grant asylum to the Libyan pilots who risked their own lives to save the lives of strangers!
We believe we can win this campaign and save the lives of these two pilots –– and perhaps many other Libyans if this helps to encourage more pilots and ship captains to refuse to attack civilians. If we succeed, we’ll work to spread the word in Libya that no one needs to die when soldiers are ordered to kill civilians.
Malta’s economy is heavily dependent on tourism, so public international opinion will mean more to its government than it does to most countries. But winning will take a massive outcry — and with Gaddafi’s violent attacks increasing in a desperate attempt to maintain power, every hour matters.
Please sign the petition now
Thank you for taking action,
– Weldon and the Change.org team