[mgj-discuss] Palestinian Political Prisoners Tour comes to DC,
April 4th & 5th
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Palestinian Political Prisoners Tour 2005
There are currently around 8000 Palestinian political prisoners including 350 children and 80 women detainees in Israel prisons and detentions centers (see http://sumoud.tao.ca/?q=node/view/192 for more info).
Sumoud (steadfastness in Arabic), a political prisoner solidarity group based in Toronto, in conjunction with Addameer, a Palestinian organization that campaigns around Palestinian political prisoners, have organized a tour of Palestinian ex-political prisoners and activists (see bios below) from Occupied Palestine to bring much needed attention to the plight of these 8000 prisoners.
The purpose of the tour is: 1) To raise awareness around the struggle of Palestinian political prisoners inside Israeli occupation jails. 2) To connect the struggle of Palestinian political prisoners to struggles against the prison industrial complex in North America.
Tour participants include:
Sahar Francis, a Palestinian lawyer who has worked for many years with Palestinian prisoners.
Suha Qattamesh an ex-political prisoner and activist around prisoner and women rights.
Ala Jaradat, an ex political prisoner and activist with Addameer Prisoner Solidarity Group in Ramallah where he works with families of political detainees.
We would like to invite you to join the Washington, DC leg of this unique tour at any one of the following events:
Tuesday, April 5
Georgetown University, 12:00 PM, Exact Location TBA
Cafe Mawonaj, 7:00 PM - 624 T St, NW (Shaw/Howard U metro stop)
Wednesday, April 6
American University, 1:00 PM (Part of Students for Justice in Palestine Awareness Week), Exact Location TBA
George Washington University, 7:00 PM, Marvin Center
For more information, contact SUSTAIN at sustain at postmark.net
Sponsored by Stop US Tax-funded Aid to Israel Now (SUSTAIN) - DC and Critical Resistance - DC
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