On Saturday, 9 January, Samidoun Deutschland joined with Free Palestine FFM in Frankfurt, Germany, at a rally on the 102nd anniversary of the assassination of internationalist revolutionaries, Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht. They carried signs calling for freedom for Palestinian prisoners, including Ahmad Sa’adat, the imprisoned General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. These events are kicking off the call for the International Week of Solidarity with Ahmad Sa’adat between 15 and 23 January.
Samidoun Deutschland members issued a call:
“Luxemburg and Liebknecht stood clearly against imperialism and both spent time in prison because of their revolutionary work.
So today, we think not only of these emancipatory, anti-imperialist figures, but also of all global and, particularly, Palestinian political prisoners unjustly locked in dungeons for their revolutionary, emancipatory work.
One of them is Ahmad Sa’adat, who has been serving a 30-year sentence as a political prisoner in an occupation prison since 2008.
Another critical case is that of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who has been behind bars as a political prisoner in the U.S. settler colony for almost 40 yeas. These penalties imposed by imperialist states are completely illegitimate!
Let us unite our struggles — free Ahmad Sa’adat, free Georges Abdallah, and free Mumia Abu-Jamal and all other political prisoners! Against occupation, imperialism and exploitation everywhere. None of us are free until all of us are free!”