6 September, Brussels: Palestinian Political Prisoners – Lawyers and Advocates for Freedom

Tuesday, 6 September
7:00 pm
Chaussée de Haecht 53,
1210 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode
Brussels, Belgium
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event2Alongside the launch of “If I were in Palestine…” a photo exhibition highlighting the struggles of Palestinian political prisoners hosted in the European Parliament from 5-9 September, advocates for Palestinian prisoners – with unique histories as a former prisoner and a former jailer – will speak about their experiences and the current situation of Palestinian prisoners struggling for justice.

Salah Hamouri will speak about the seven years he spent in Israeli prison, including his time as an administrative detainee without charge or trial. As a French-Palestinian citizen, his arrest was the subject of a significant campaign in France for his freedom. Today, he is a lawyer with Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, defending the rights of Palestinian political prisoners.

Yamin Zeidan is a former prison guard in Israeli prisons, who drastically changed his career and life, becoming a lawyer representing Palestinian political prisoners after personally witnessing the circumstances under which Palestinians are imrprisoned.

The event will take place in English. Please note that we will begin promptly at 7 pm.

Organized by Palestina Solidariteit, Intal, and Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network.