Saturday, 4 June
11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Maison des Associations Internationales
Rue Washington 40
The following event is organized by the European Alliance in Defence of Palestinian Detainees:
About 7000 Palestinian prisoners are detained in Israeli jails right now. The Israeli Government refuses to recognize them as political prisoners and treats them as criminals.
In January 650 Palestinians were being held in administrative detention—three of them are members of the Palestinian Legislative Council.
People are being locked up, sometimes over years—without being charged or brought to trial. International minimum standards such as the right to be visited by family and relatives are being ignored, independent reviews of remand in custody do not take place.
Administrative detention is utilized by Israeli authorities systematically, and against international laws (Geneva Conventions); it is used as a collective punishment for the population. Torture and mistreatment are prevalent in Israeli prisons and even children are not spared: in January, there were 450 children in Israeli prisons!
The imprisonment of people without any reason and without granting them even the most minimal rights has to stop! We want to discuss possible steps to intensify our solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners.
Our aim is to establish a parliamentary working group for the defence of the Palestinian Prisoners.
We invite you to join our annual conference:
On Saturday, June 4, 2016 (11 p.m. – 7 p.m.)
Brussels (Maison des Associations Internationales Rue Washington 40, 1050 Bruxelles)
General Coordinator, Dr. Khaled Hamad, email@example.com