On the 17th of December 2011 (54 days ago), Khader Adnan began his hunger strike in protest of his ill-treatment in Israeli detention and his arbitrary detention without charge or trial (known as Administrative Detention). He is in danger of dying at any moment. His wife, Randa, who saw him for the first time since his detention yesterday described his condition as rapidly deteriorating and that he has lost a third of his weight and his hair.
In Palestine, Khader Adnan’s father joined fellow prisoners and student activists in hunger strikes and protests to call for Adnan’s freedom; meanwhile, an Israeli court upheld his arbitrary detention once more as his strike continued into its 54th day, and fellow prisoners joining the strike were placed in solitary confinement. Amnesty International has joined the global call for justice for Khader Adnan as Palestinian lawyers announced a boycott of the military courts. In occupied Palestine, another protest will take place on February 8 outside Ofer prison near Ramallah, from 12-3 pm.
There is a global call to action for Khader Adnan. At least two US cities will hold protests on February 8, 2012 in solidarity – Chicago and Washington, DC. Please send your action information to firstname.lastname@example.org for posting.
WHAT: Peaceful Silent Demonstration in solidarity with political prisoner Khader Adnan who has been on Huger Strike in Israeli Prison for 53 days. http://bit.ly/w5qjBf
WHEN: Tomorrow February 8, 2012 at 5:00 PM
WHERE: Dupont Circle, meeting by the fountain
WHY: We ask that you stand in solidarity with Khader and all political protest in a peaceful demonstration tomorrow
WHEN: Tomorrow February 8, 2012 at 5:30 PM
WHERE: Israeli Consulate of Chicago
500 West Madison, Suite 3100
WHY: Stand in solidarity with Khader and all political prisoners in a peaceful demonstration tomorrow
WHAT TO BRING: Bring Palestinian flags, blindfolds and signs
For more information and to take action, please view the call to action!