A new video from the Palestine Solidarity Campaign in Johannesburg, South Africa highlights the struggle of Palestinian prisoner Bilal Kayed and fellow Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli prisons. Kayed, 34, is today on his 55th day of hunger strike against his administrative detention without charge or trial. He was ordered to administrative detention on 13 June after the completion of his 14.5-year sentence in Israeli prison. Today, he is shackled hand and foot to his hospital bed in Barzilai Hospital, under the eyes of three prison guards, and threatened with forcible treatment at any moment.
Participants in the video include former South African government minister Ronnie Kasrils, filmmaker Karima Effendi, migrant rights activist Roshan Dadoo, trade unionist Alan Horwitz, educator Fatima Rahiman, fashion designer Nandi Kubheka, journalist Amina Frense, and Afro-Middle East Media’s Mahlatse Mpya, who come together on Johannesburg’s Constitution Hill, formerly the site of an infamous apartheid-era prison and today the home of South Africa’s Constitutional Court.
Watch the video below:
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