Event in Belgium highlights struggle of Palestinian political prisoners


The Association Belgo-Palestinienne in Liege organized a solidarity afternoon with Palestinian prisoners on Saturday, 30 January, which included talks by Sahar Francis, Executive Director of Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association; Jamil al-Khatib, Palestinian lawyer; Marc Neve, Belgian human rights lawyer; and Khaled Hamad of the European Alliance in Defence of Palestinian Detainees.

Abdel-Rahim Farra, the Palestinian ambassador in Belgium, also spoke at the event, which concluded with a dabkeh dance performance by Al-Quds Troupe from Germany.

Participants are planning future initiatives to highlight the struggle of Palestinian prisoners in Europe, and in particular advocating with members of Parliament to demand their release.