Photos: Projections on BBC headquarters demand coverage on Omar Nayef Zayed, hunger striker al-Qeeq


Inminds posted these images of projections aimed at the BBC Broadcasting House in London, highlighting the cases of former Palestinian prisoner Omar Nayef Zayed, now pursued for extradition in Bulgaria, and hunger-striking imprisoned journalist Mohammed al-Qeeq, on his 82nd day of hunger strike.

Zayed, 52, has lived in Bulgaria for 22 years with his Bulgarian wife and children. Having escaped from Israeli imprisonment in 1990 after a 40-day hunger strike, he is now being pursued for extradition by the Bulgarian government at the request of the Israeli state. His case has received almost no mainstream media coverage, despite implicating a European state to act on behalf of the Israeli occupation in jailing Palestinian strugglers for freedom, and despite the case’s dire implications for other former prisoners and veterans of the Palestinian struggle in Europe.

Al-Qeeq, 33, a Palestinian journalist with al-Majd TV, has been imprisoned without charge or trial since 21 November 2015, and on hunger strike since 25 November, first in protest of his torture under interrogation and then of his imprisonment without charge or trial under administrative detention. Despite drawing thousands of Palestinians to the street in protest and representing the struggle of Palestinian prisoners – and in particular, administrative detainees – the BBC has remained silent on this critically important case.

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