Saturday, 16 April
Place de l’Albertine
Juggling to support Mohammed Abu Sakha, Saturday, 16 April at Place de l’Albertine in Brussels, near Central Station. Dress up as a clown and show your solidarity with Abu Sakha and other Palestinian political prisoners on the occasion of Palestinian Prisoners’ Day.
Why do we juggle for Abu Sakha?
Mohammed Abu Sakha, 24, is a Palestinian circus trainer with the Palestinian Circus School; he teaches about 150 students weekly, including 30 students with disabilities. On 14 December, he was arrested by Israeli occupation forces and ordered to six months in administrative detention without charge or trial on the basis of “secret evidence” by the occupier.
Every person has the right to a speedy and fair trial, according to the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights. Israel violates these treaties, accusing the prisoner without even allowing his lawyer to see the evidence.
What do we do?
As Friends of the Palestinian Circus School, we want to show our solidarity with Abu Sakha and over 600 other Palestinian prisoners in administrative detention. We will dress as clowns and gather in the square to juggle.
You never juggled?
No problem, we expect a small training so that all can participate. Besides our performance, you can sign the Amnesty International letter and have your picture taken with the “Free Abu Sakha” sign.