Captive Youth: Palestinian Political Prisoners and Human Rights
Thursday, April 5
6 pm – 8 pm
JMHH 250 Jon H. Huntsman
University of Pennsylvania
In direct violation of International Law, many Palestinians suffer indefinite and arbitrary imprisonment by Israeli military occupying forces. Palestinian youth and children especially are targeted and held for large periods of time without due process, as the recent hunger strikes of Hanaa Shalabi and Khader Adnan have highlighted.
Jeff Pickert, an American representative from the Palestinian Solidarity Project and the Youth Bail Fund, has lived and worked in the West Bank to protect the human rights of Palestinian civilian youth. He will present on the growing non-violent resistance movement in the Occupied Territories, and the effects of child arrests and home raids on Palestinian families and society.
For more information on the Palestine Solidarity Project, please visit: http://palestinesolidarityproject.org/