Former Palestinian prisoners and hunger strikers call for freedom for Bilal Kayed


Former Palestinian prisoners and long-term hunger strikers Khader Adnan, Bilal Diab, Muhammad Allan, Mohammed al-Qeeq, Fadi Hamad and Mohammed Ahmed al-Najjar gathered at Allan’s wedding celebration on 11 July to express their support for fellow hunger striker, Palestinian prisoner Bilal Kayed, on his 28th day of hunger strike demanding freedom from administrative detention without charge or trial.

mohammed-mohammedDiab, Adnan, Al-Qeeq, Allan, Hamad, and al-Najjar all engaged in long-term hunger strikes demanding their freedom from Israeli jails, mostly against administrative detention without charge or trial. Kayed was ordered to six months administrative detention following the completion of his 14.5-year sentence in Israeli prisons on 13 June, and began his hunger strike on 15 June. Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – Kayed’s party – and across political lines, are joining in steps of protest to demand Kayed’s freedom and the cancellation of his administrative detention. International actions and protests are taking place around the world to demand Kayed’s release.

all-togetherPhotos: Mohammed al-Qeeq (Facebook)