The Solidaritätskomitee mit den palästinensischen Gefangenen (Solidarity committee for Palestinian prisoners) in Stuttgart, Germany organized a demonstration on 27 May in support of Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails, demanding their release, an end to administrative detention and the implementation of basic human rights.
Originally organized in support of the 41st day of Palestinian prisoners’ hunger strike, the demonstration continued after the strike was suspended with a general focus on supporting the rights of the Palestinian prisoners and calling for the liberation of over 6,500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.
The demonstration followed several earlier protests in Stuttgart in support of the hunger strike, attended by members of the Palestinian community as well as solidarity activists in support of the Palestinian struggle.
Participants distributed flyers to passers-by on a sunny day in Stuttgart, highlighting the situation of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails as well as the responsibility of the international community to take action to ensure the implementation of human rights for Palestinian prisoners and for the entire Palestinian people.
The materials highlighted the issue of administrative detention, the policy of imprisonment of Palestinians without charge or trial, a form of imprisonment originally brought to Palestine by British colonialism and continued by the Israeli state after the Nakba and the continuing occupation of 1967.
The organizers plan to continue their activities in Stuttgart to work for freedom and justice for the Palestinian prisoners and the Palestinian people.