Inminds’ Palestinian Prisoners Campaign organized a protest outside the London offices of G4S, the global security corporation that provides security systems and control rooms to Israeli prisons, checkpoints and police training centers, denouncing G4S’ role in the imprisonment of Palestinians. The protest focused in particular on Palestinian children and the call to free Ahmad Manasrah, the 13-year-old Palestinian boy whose ramming and abusive interrogation were captured on video.
The protest is part of ongoing actions against G4S; hundreds of Palestinian and international organizations have called upon the United Nations to stop doing business with the corporation, implicated in human rights violations in Palestine and elsewhere.
There is an international campaign to free Ahmad Manasrah and all Palestinian child prisoners, including protests and events around the world highlighting Manasrah’s case and calling for international action on Palestinian children’s imprisonment.
Inminds regularly organizes protests outside the London headquarters of G4S against its role in Palestine. There are over 470 Palestinian children imprisoned in Israeli jails.
“Most of these children are caged in G4S secured prisons. This week the British documentary programme Panorama revealed the British security contractor G4S’s abuse of children at a young offenders centre in the UK which has now lead to 5 arrests. As shocking as the revelations are, we want to say that Palestinian children’s lives also matter, and G4S’s complicity in the brutal on-going torture of Palestinian children must stop,” said the organizers.