Milan protest urges freedom for imprisoned Palestinian journalist Al-Qeeq


On Saturday, 30 January, the Association of Palestinians in Italy (Associazione dei Palestinesi in Italia) organized a protest at Piazza Castello in Milan, calling for freedom for imprisoned, hunger-striking Palestinian jourrnalist Mohammed al-Qeeq and an end to the siege on Gaza. Al-Qeeq, 33, has been on hunger strike since 25 November 2015 in protest of his torture and then administrative detention without charge or trial.

Dr. Mohammed Hannoun, president of the Association of Palestinians in Italy, urged international action to pressure the Israeli state to end administrative detention. Particularly, he urged members of the Italian Parliament to advocate for Palestinian rights, especially to meet the needs of Palestinians in Gaza suffering due to siege, and to pressure for the release of al-Qeeq and an end to the policy of administrative detention at an Italian and European level.