The following 2 events will take place in London, Friday, April 17 for Palestinian Prisoners’ Day:
Friday 17th April 2015, 3-5pm
G4S HQ, 105 Victoria Street, London (near Victoria Station)
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/872928222744027/
Organized by www.inminds.com
Friday 17th April is Palestinian Prisoners Day, a day of solidarity with the 6500 Palestinian men, women and children who are languishing in Israeli dungeons.
Please join us outside the headquarters of the British security contractor G4S, which secures many of the dungeons and torture dens where Palestinians are caged and abused, to demand freedom for all Palestinian political prisoners.
There will be several themes for this years Prisoners Day. We will demand justice for Jaafar Awad who was killed last friday 10th April 2015 by the Israeli Prison Service through gross medical negligence. And we will demand freedom for the 182 Palestinian children currently caged by Israel including 15 years old schoolboy Khaled Sheikh and the five Hares Boys abducted over 2 years ago. We will demand the immediate release of Palestinian MP Khalida Jarrar and the other 13 members of the Palestinian Parliament imprisoned by Israel, 8 of whom are being held under illegal rolling administrative detention orders without charge or trial . We will demand freedom for Mona Qa’adan who was recently given an arbitrary sentence of 70 months for organising grass roots women’s associations against the occupation. She was abducted two and a half years ago and in all that time has been prevented from seeing her family even once. And we will demand freedom for Palestinian human rights lawyer Shireen Issawi and her brothers whose whole family have all been targeted by the occupation. And we will especially not forget Lina Jarbouni, the longest servicing Palestinian woman prisoner – April 18th marks her 13th year in an Israeli dungeon!
17th April is Palestinian Political Prisoners’ Day, a global day of action for Palestinian prisoners.
There are 5,609 Palestinian political prisoners inside Israeli jails (B’Tselem, Feb 2015). Palestinians, living under occupation and oppression for nearly 67 years, have been targeted for mass imprisonment and detention by the Israeli occupation, and nearly every Palestinian household has been impacted by political imprisonment.
Prisoners are routinely ill-treated, tortured, and denied family visits. See for example this 2014 report from prisoner support organisation Addameer: http://www.addameer.org/
Join London Palestine Action by taking creative action to stand in solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons, by remembering these prisoners, and highlighting the complicity of private companies that profit from human rights abuses in detention.