26 February, Manchester: Tales from the Prison Cell | IAW 2018

Monday, 26 February
6:30 pm
University of Manchester Students Union
Oxford Road, Manchester
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As part of our series of talks for Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) 2018, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement at the University of Manchester is excited to present Sahar Francis and Mohammed Othman, two activists who have flown in from Palestine to give a talk for us.

Sahar Francis is the current director at Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association; a non-governmental, civil institution that works to support Palestinian political prisoners. As a former political prisoner herself, Sahar’s talk will discuss the important work that Addameer is doing to protect the rights of Palestinian political prisoners that are all too often infringed upon in Israel’s brutal military detention system.

Mohammed Othman is a Palestinian activist and co-founder of SkateQilya; a youth empowerment program that uses skateboarding and art as tools to teach community building and leadership skills to Palestinian girls and boys in the West Bank. Mohammad is a former political prisoner who will draw upon his own experiences of torture and detention is this powerful and moving talk.

As of January 2018, there were 6,119 Palestinian prisoners, 330 of which were children, three quarters of whom will face physical violence that infringe on their human rights during their incarceration. This impassioned talk discusses these experiences as well as the great work done by groups like Addameer in protecting the human rights of prisoners.

Join us in Council Chambers on the top floor of the Students Union for this powerful talk as part of our series of speakers for IAW 2018.
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