Il 4 aprile dell'anno scorso veniva ucciso Juliano Mer Khamis, direttore del Freedom Theatre del campo profughi di Jenin. Juliano figlio di Arna Mer un'attivista israeliana che si era trasferita al campo profughi per occuparsi dei bambini e di un militante comunista palestinese, lavorava da anni al Teatro della Libertà dove spingeva i bambini e i giovani ad essere liberi, anche mentalmente, organizzando corsi di regia, di teatro ecc. Juliano era un uomo libero e un compagno eccezionale, ci ha lasciato un grande vuoto e un desiderio di giustizia che tutt'ora non è stato soddisfatto, i responsabili della sua uccisione restano ancora sconosciuti. Ci resterà sempre nel cuore e vivo nel nostro ricordo.
The murderer has not been found,
Four powerful security agencies
are responsible for the investigation;
For finding answers to who murdered Juliano
and why, So that justice can prevail.
After one year of fruitless investigations,
We demand results! We demand justice!
When: 4 April 2012 at 11:00
Where: Palestinian Police Headquarters in Ramallah (Muqattah)
On the 4th of April 2012 The Freedom Theatre will cancel all its artistic activities. We will do so because on this day one year ago, Juliano Mer Khamis, co-founder of The Freedom Theatre and its visionary leader was murdered, and the murderer has not yet been found. We do not feel that those responsible for investigating the murder are fulfilling their obligations to uphold justice.
On the 4th of April at 11:00, we are going to stage a demonstration outside the Muqattah in Ramallah to demand justice for Juliano. We encourage artists, activists and all those who support freedom of expression to do the same. We ask you to join us in this demonstration because we believe that when one artist is attacked, all artists are attacked.
Also on the 4th of April at 20:00 the Arab Theatre in Jaffa and the Al-Midan theatre in Haifa will stage events on the occasion. Among the participants are Juliano's former students, members from The Freedom Theatre, DAM and many more.
If you plan or wish to carry out an event in honour of Juliano, we ask that you keep us informed so that we may offer assistance and additional publicity. We also suggest that all events take into consideration the five children Juliano left behind.
The Freedom Theatre