Day 205 - Free Hunger Striking Palestinian Political Prisoner Samer Issawi
The Free Samer Issawi Campaign, February 13, 2013
DAY 205 URGENT ACTION: FREE SAMER ISSAWI NOW!
Al-Awda, The Palestine Right To Return Coalition and the Free Samer Issawi
Campaign call on all people of conscience to take immediate action to help
save the life of Palestinian political prisoner Samer Issawi who has been on
a hunger strike for 205 days.
Issawi has been detained by Israeli authorities without any charge
whatsoever. He had been released from prison in October 2011 as a part of
the Shalit prisoner swap. But was detained again without charge and has been
refusing food since July 2012 to protest his detention. He is in critical
condition. He is losing his vision, vomiting blood and lapsing in and out of
The Israeli occupation authorities and courts continue to detain
Palestinians under the "Emergency Law of 1945", which was in force during
the British Mandate of Palestine. This "law", which violates international
law, allows the Zionist authorities to detain Palestinians without trial or
providing reason, and to repeatedly extend the term of detention. The
Israeli authorities have also ratified the Unlawful Combatant Law of 2000,
which allows the occupation state to detain Palestinians without charge or
disclosure of the term of detention. There are currently about 290
Palestinian administrative detainees. In addition to Issawi, Jafar Izzeddin,
Ayman Sharawneh and Tariq Qadan are also on hunger strike to protest prison
conditions and administrative detention.
TAKE ACTION NOW!
Please join the voices and support around the world to save Samer Issawi's
life and demand his immediate release from prison!
Write to President Obama and voice your concern and demand that the US
administration intervene to demand the immediate release of Samer Issawi,
the other hungers strikers, and all the administrative detainees and
Palestinian political prisoners including the children. You can use the
online form at:
Also please Call US Secretary of State John Kerry at 1-202-647-4000 or
Office of Near East Affairs at 1-202-647-7209 Demand that the Secretary
intervene for the immediate release of Samer Issawi, the other hungers
strikers, all Palestinian administrative detainees and political prisoners
including the children.
Organize rallies at Israeli embassies and consulates, and elsewhere. Help
spread awareness through social media, and forward to all your contacts
after you take action!
Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition PO Box 131352 Carlsbad, CA
The Free Samer Issawi Campaign