18 August, New York City: Emergency Protest for Muhammad Allan

Tuesday, August 18
4:00 – 7:30 PM
United Nations
1 United Nations Plz, New York, New York 10017
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1098084223554755/

Join us in solidarity with Muhammad Allan, a 31 year old Palestinian Lawyer who is being detained by israel without charge or trial. Allan has been hunger striking for his release as of June 14th, 2015. This hunger strike has went on for 60+ days and despite his loss of eyesight, hearing and all strength in his body- israel has made certain to keep his ankle and wrist cuffed to his hospital bed, as well as refuse his release.

The israeli parliament passed a bill at the end of July that allows the force-feeding of hunger striking Palestinian prisoners. Since then, Allan has been transferred to two different hospitals in effort by israel to have doctors force-feed him. Both hospitals refused to partake in this practice because it is widely acknowledged to be medically unethical, life threatening, as well as a form of torture.

Protest for his IMMEDIATE release and against the inhumane practice of force-feeding in front of the United Nations on Tuesday, August 18th, from 4:00PM-7:30PM.

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Organized by NYC Students for Justice in Palestine