Thursday 17th April is Palestinian Prisoners Day, a day of solidarity with the 5000+ Palestinian men, women and children who are languishing in Israeli dungeons.
Two events will take place, both from Victoria Street (near Victoria Station):
Date: Thurday 17th April 2014, 3pm – 6pm
3pm Mystery Action
We will meet on Victoria Street in front of Westminster Cathedral (3mins from Victoria station) for a mystery action jointly with our friends from London Palestine Action
4pm Protest outside G4S HQ, 105 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QT
There will be several themes for this years Prisoners Day. They will centre around our continued campaign against G4S. British multinational G4S is the worlds largest security contractor and provides security for many prisoners in Israel where Palestinian men, women and children are tortured and caged.
Ministry of Detainees’ Affairs in Gaza has asked us to highlight the urgent cases of the Palestinian sick detainees this Prisoners Day, those whose health is critical due to Israel’s systematic policy of medical negligence towards Palestinian political prisoners. We will be reading out a message from one of the families of these critically ill prisoners.
Child Prisoners – we will continue out campaign for child prisoners, in particular the Hares Boys who have been caged in a G4S secured prison now for over a year, going from one postponed military hearing to another, for a crime that didn’t even happen.
Women Prisoners – there currently 22 women prisoners nearly all locked up in G4S secured HaSharon prison from the longest serving woman, Lena Jarboni who has been caged for nearly 12 years, to the newest woman prisoner Shireen Issawi who was just transferred to HaSharon this morning from her interrogation cell at the Russian Compound of Jerusalem prison – another G4S secured facility. The transfer of Palestinian prisoners from the occupied West Bank and Gaza to into Israel (to HaSharon Prison) is illegal under international law and constitutes a war crime, G4S is complicit in this by the services it provides to HaSharon Prison.