In pictures: Raising awareness for Palestinian Prisoners’ Day
Today, April 17th, is Palestinian Prisoners’ Day. Yesterday IPSC branches in Dublin and Portadown hosted information stalls dedicated to the issue of political prisoners in Apartheid Israel’s jails – where torture and other physical and psychological ill treatment, denial of visitation rights, terrible food and appalling conditions are routine.
Since 1967 Israeli has imprisoned over 800,000 Palestinians – around 1/4 of the male population in the OPT – and currently holds over 7,640 political prisoners, including 700 internees, 68 women and 420 children, the youngest being a 12-year-old girl. All are treated with the same callousness regardless of age or gender, and UNICEF has said that Israel’s treatment of child detainees is in violation of international law and the Rights of the Child.
You can read the leaflet we handed out here (PDF) or below as a JPG:
If you are interested in finding out more about Palestinian political prisoners, you can come to one of the talks we have organised next week – beginning in Limerick tomorrow evening – with Palestinian lawyer Aouda Zbidat from Addameer.
LIMERICK: Mon 18 April, 7.30pm – Pery’s Hotel, Glentworth St
CORK: Tuesday 19 April, 8pm – The Imperial Hotel, South Mall
DUBLIN: Wed 20 April, 7pm – Academy Plaza Hotel, 10-14 Findlater Place
For more information about this tour see: http://bit.ly/22u8YTu