[Ppnews] Ahmad Sa'adat enters second week of hunger strike

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Solidarity needed now: Ahmad Sa'adat enters second week of hunger strike

The Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa'adat
<http://www.freeahmadsaadat.org/>http://www.freeahmadsaadat.org/

June 11, 2009

Ahmad Sa'adat, the imprisoned General Secretary of the Popular Front 
for the Liberation of Palestine, has entered the second week of his 
hunger strike to protest the policy of isolation and solitary 
confinement practiced by the Israeli prison administration against 
Palestinian prisoners.

This is an urgent situation and requires broad solidarity and public 
support for the Palestinian prisoners within the jails of the 
occupier and in solidarity with Ahmad Sa'adat. Palestinian prisoners 
are suffering, subject to isolation and constant movement from prison 
to prison in an attempt to undermine the prisoners' strength, 
solidarity and steadfastness. They are denied family visits and 
prisoner leaders are particularly subject to the policy of isolation. 
The escalation of Israeli attacks on prisoners' rights - secured 
through many years of struggle - took place immediately following the 
war crimes and assault on Gaza and has continued since.

Ahmad Sa'adat's own isolation - since March - was recently extended. 
Entering the second week of hunger strike, his health is at risk in 
order to shed light on the suffering of Palestinian prisoners and in 
rejection of these policies aimed at Palestinian prisoners and their 
steadfast commitment to the struggle to free Palestine, despite the 
torture, inhumanity and abuse of the prison administration.

Now is the time for Palestinian, Arab and international action and 
unity in support of Palestinian prisoners, who stand every day behind 
bars and on the front lines of struggle to liberate Palestine.

The Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa'adat is calling for letters and 
statements in support of the freedom of Ahmad Sa'adat and all 
Palestinian prisoners from parties, groups and organizations around 
the world. It is critical that the broadest campaign of voices in 
solidarity with Ahmad Sa'adat be lifted up now!

Take action in your country or city. Contact your local Israeli embassy:
<http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/About+the+Ministry/Diplomatic+missions/Web+Sites+of+Israeli+Missions+Abroad.htm>http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/About+the+Ministry/Diplomatic+missions/Web+Sites+of+Israeli+Missions+Abroad.htm
and express your outrage at this policy of isolation.

Also, contact the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), as 
this body is responsible for monitoring and visiting Palestinian 
prisoners. Call upon the ICRC to end its silence about Palestinian 
prisoners and to take action to defend their rights. Contact the 
Jerusalem office of the ICRC at 
<mailto:jerusalem.jer at icrc.org>jerusalem.jer at icrc.org.

Please send your statements and letters to 
<mailto:info at freeahmadsaadat.org>info at freeahmadsaadat.org. The 
Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa'adat will publish and distribute these 
letters and statements. Act now for freedom for Ahmad Sa'adat and all 
Palestinian prisoners!

The Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa'adat
June 11, 2009
<http://www.freeahmadsaadat.org/>http://www.freeahmadsaadat.org/
<mailto:info at freeahmadsaadat.org>info at freeahmadsaadat.org



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