Ahed Abu Ghoulmeh transferred to Shata prison

ahed-abughoulmehPalestinian prisoner Ahed Abu Ghoulmeh, the leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine’s prison branch, was transferred on March 9 from Hadarim prison to Shata prison; no explanation was given for the sudden transfer, which often target leaders within the prisons.

Abu Ghoulmeh, 46, from Beit Furik near Nablus, has been transfered multiple times from one prison to another – 20 times in his first year in detention – and his family have been denied visits regularly; his wife Wafa has not been permitted to visit him since 2009. He was kidnapped with PFLP General Secretary Ahmad Sa’adat, Hamdi Qur’an, Majdi Rimawi and Basil al-Asmar, as well as Fouad Shubaki, from the Palestinian Authority’s Jericho Prison on March 14-15, 2006, when the occupation military attacked the prison with bulldozers and tanks, seizing the Palestinian political prisoners held there.

He was held responsible in Israeli military courts of commanding the PFLP military unit that organized the assassination of racist Zionist tourism minister Rehavam Zeevi in 2001, in retaliation for the assassination of PFLP General Secretary Abu Ali Mustafa in his Ramallah office. Click here to read Ahed Abu Ghoulmeh’s article on the experience of Israeli prison.