Free Mohammed al-Qeeq and all Palestinian prisoners, call protesters in Cologne


Palestinians and solidarity activists gathered on the Domplatte in Cologne, Germany on 20 February, in support of all Palestinian prisoners and highlighting the call for freedom of Mohammed al-Qeeq, the imprisoned Palestinian journalist on hunger strike for nearly three months in protest of his torture under interrogation and his administrative detention without charge or trial by the Israeli military.

Organized by the European Alliance in Defence of European Detainees, the protesters gathered to demand freedom for al-Qeeq and his fellow 7000 Palestinian prisoners, 690 of whom are, like him, held in administrative detention without charge or trial. Al-Qeeq is in an increasingly desperate medical situation, and continues to be denied transfer to a Palestinian hospital or visits from his wife and two small children.