A new video urges international solidarity and support for the hunger strike of Bilal Kayed and his comrades. Kayed, 35, was ordered to administrative detention on 13 June when his 14 1/2 year sentence in Israeli prison expired.
Kayed is one of over 700 Palestinians held without charge or trial in administrative detention. Administrative detention orders are indefinitely renewable, and based on “secret evidence” that cannot be viewed or challenged by either the detainee or their lawyer.
Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners are participating in protest actions inside Israeli jails in solidarity with Kayed, and there is a call for international action on 24 and 25 June to demand his immediate release and the cancellation of the administrative detention order.