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Samidoun salutes Nelson Mandela: For the liberation of all prisoners of freedom!

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network salutes Nelson Mandela, South African struggler and leader who fought apartheid, and long-time political prisoner who was a symbol to the world of steadfastness and resistance from within the prison walls of a settler colonial, racist regime. Mandela’s leadership and international recognition in the struggle to end apartheid in South […]
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Birzeit students reject Hollande visit, support Georges Ibrahim Abdallah

The Progressive Democratic Student Pole “Al-Qotob” at Birzeit University issued the following statement on November 17, refusing to welcome French President Hollande to Palestine (Translation by Translators for Palestine). They particularly draw attention to the case of imprisoned Arab struggler Georges Ibrahim Abdallah in French prison. For more information on the campaign in solidarity with […]
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Urgent Action: Demand release and proper medical care for ill Palestinian prisoners

Hundreds of Palestinian political prisoners are suffering from serious illness and disease inside Israeli prisons. The most severely ill patients are held at Ramle prison hospital, where ill-treatment and medical neglect are so common that Palestinian prisoners refer colloquially to it as “the slaughterhouse.” Medical neglect and the use of painkillers instead of adequate medical […]
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Kaabi: Demand freedom for Ahmad Qatamesh and administrative detainees

A protest gathered outside the headquarters of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Gaza on Sunday, November 10, in solidarity with Palestinian academic and administrative detainee Ahmad Qatamesh and all administrative detainees in occupation prisons, demanding an end to international silence on administrative detention. The protest was organized by the Popular Front for […]
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Hossam Association calls for prosecution of G4S

Hossam Prisoners’ Association in Gaza called upon human rights organizations to take legal action against G4S, a British corporation that provides security systems and services to the occupation prions holding Palestinian and Arab prisoners. The Association said that it is planning to appeal to organizations and official bodies in Arab and European countries to take […]
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USPCN strongly condemns the arrest of Rasmea Yousef Odeh and demands charges be dropped

The United States Palestinian Community Network (USPCN) strongly condemns the arrest and indictment of Rasmea Yousef Odeh by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  She is a founding member of the Chicago chapter of USPCN and a mentor to all of its organizers, and we pledge to fight this injustice with all of our strength. Rasmea has dedicated her […]
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PYM: Rasmea Odeh’s arrest is part of aggression on Palestinian homeland and diaspora

The Palestinian Youth Movement in the United States condemns the charges drawn against Palestinian activist Rasmea Odeh. Odeh is a distinguished and highly respected leader of our community in Chicago, and we see her arrest as part of a larger systematic aggression against our people in the diaspora and our homeland in Palestine. We know […]
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South African solidarity event to launch international Free Marwan Barghouthi campaign

This Sunday, 27 October, the international “Free Marwan Barghouthi and all Palestinian prisoners” campaign will be launched from the historic South African landmark of Robben Island, where anti-apartheid struggle icons Nelson Mandela, Govan Mbeki, Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada and others were imprisoned during Apartheid in South Africa. The Palestinian based Popular Campaign for the Release of Marwan […]
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NSJP stands in solidarity with Rasmea Yousef Odeh and all victims of political repression

The following statement was issued by Students for Justice in Palestine (National) in the United States, demanding an end to the persecution of Rasmea Odeh by federal officials and linking it to ongoing political repression.  On October 22, 2013, Rasmea Yousef, a 66-year-old Palestinian activist, was arrested at her Chicago home by agents of the Department of […]
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OMCT: Israel: Release on bail of lawyer Anas Barghouthi but judicial harassment continues

The following statement was released by the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH): October 24, 2013 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) […]
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