Video: Samidoun’s Charlotte Kates discusses Palestinian prisoners with Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Charlotte Kates, the international coordinator of Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, joined Mick Napier of the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign on Sunday, 22 December for the SPSC’s video interview series, which involves activists, writers and campaigners for Palestine discussing events and analysis. The interviews are livestreamed on Facebook.

Watch the video below:


Many of the past interviews are archived at the SPSC website: Previous participants include David Cronin, Ramzy Baroud, Mazin Qumsiyeh, Jeff Halper, Richard Falk, Nahla Abdo and many others.

During the interview, Kates discussed the repression of Palestine activism in Germany, a topic previously covered by SPSC interviews. Specifically, she spoke about the case of her husband, Palestinian leftist writer Khaled Barakat, who was subject to a ban on political activities in Germany shortly before their visa renewal was denied in a highly political case.

The interview also covers the case of Khalida Jarrar, Palestinian feminist leftist legislator once again arrested by the Israeli occupation, Samer Arbeed, Palestinian father subjected to brutal torture and the ongoing targeting of Palestinian children. Jarrar herself was previously interviewed on an SPSC broadcast after her release from her last imprisonment by the Israeli occupation.