Friday, 8 April
121 E. 62nd St
New York, NY
Join us to remember the life of Omar Nayef Zayed, a Palestinian fighter, former hunger striker and liberated political prisoner found dead inside the Palestinian embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria on 26 February, and to call for justice and accountability in his death.
At 5:00 pm, we will march west on East 62nd Street, north on Park Avenue and east on East 65th Street before rallying outside the Permanent Observer Mission of the State of Palestine to the United Nations at 115 East 65th Street.
The Committee to Commemorate Omar Nayef Zayed issued a call for demonstrations, events and protests inside and outside Palestine to mark the 40th day of his death inside the Palestinian Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria:
“In order to achieve justice for Omar Nayef Zayed, to build international pressure to deeply investigate the crime against him, in order to hold accountable those responsible and those who were accomplices in his death, the Committee to Commemorate the Martyr Omar Nayef Zayed calls upon the Palestinian people in Palestine and in exile and diaspora, and the solidarity movement and friends of the Palestinian people and Palestinian cause everywhere in the world, to organize protests, demonstrations and actions to mark the 40th day after the death of the martyr Omar Nayef Zayed – on Friday and Saturday, 8 and 9 April, 2016.
“The Committee to Commemorate Omar Nayef Zayed emphasizes that action and international attention is necessary to struggle for justice and accountability in this critical case, and to ensure that the cause for which Omar struggled – freedom for the Palestinian people, the Palestinian prisoners, and justice for Palestine – will continue to live and grow.”