8TH JAN 2016 – JUSTICE FOR OMAR ZAYED – DEMAND BULGARIA NOT BOW TO ISRAELI PRESSURE TO EXTRADITE FORMER PALESTINIAN POLITICAL PRISONER
DATE: Fri 8th January 2016 1:30pm
1:30 pm: Embassy of Bulgaria, 186-188 Queen’s Gate, London SW7 5HL
3:00 pm: Travel to PA Mission (Gloucester Road tube to Ravenscourt Park tube on district line)
3:30 pm: Protest outside Palestinian Mission, 5 Galena Road, London W6 0LT
Omar Zayed, a Palestinian former prisoner and hunger striker who escaped the clutches of the illegal Israeli occupation forces over 25 years ago and settled in Bulgaria for the last 22 years with a Bulgarian wife and 3 Bulgarian children, is being hunted down by Israel who are demanding Bulgaria extradite him. His home has been raided and his son arrested for a day. To escape extradition Omar has taken refuge in the Palestinian embassy in Sofia. The PA is pressuring him to leave the embassy and Bulgarian prosecutors are calling his imprisonment and quick extradition to Israel.
This is a collective political attack on all former Palestinian prisoners, an attempt by Israel to continue its persecution of Palestinian prisoners outside its borders, essentially an attack on all Palestinian communities in the diaspora. We must vigorously defend Omar Zayed’s right to live in peace with his family free from Israeli persecution.
Please join us outside the Bulgarian Embassy in Kensington on 8th Jan 2016 at 1:30pm to demand Bulgaria doesn’t buckle under Israeli pressure, and recognises that this is a political case and not a criminal one, and as such is not party to any extradition law. Then at 3pm we will move to the Palestinian Mission for a short demonstration at 3:30pm reminding the PA of its obligations towards Omar Zayed and all Palestinians who seek refuge in its diplomatic missions around the world.
Samidoun Call To Action: