Today in Cairo at the Arab league near Tahrir 16:00 – 18:00
BREAKING NEWS: KHADER ADNAN IS SUPPOSED TO BE RELEASED APRIL 17, AND HAS AGREED TO END HIS HUNGER STRIKE. WE WILL STILL MEET TO CELEBRATE THIS NEWS, AND HAVE A VIGIL FOR THE OVER 300 PALESTINIAN PRISONERS STILL DETAINED UNDER ADMINISTRATIVE DETENTION IN ISRAELI JAILS.
Please bring signs to end administrative detention and free all political prisoners–and end torture
Join us for a candle light vigil, in front of the Arab League to demand they help release Khader Adnan, who has been on hunger strike since 17 December 2011.
After the vigil, we will go to El Sawy, Culture Wheel where they will hold an event for Khader this evening.
Amnesty International: Israeli decision to release Palestinian detainee in April ‘insufficient’: http://www.amnesty.org/en/news/israeli-decision-release-palestinian-detainee-april-insufficient-2012-02-21 #KhaderAdnan
Mr. Khader is protesting his being held under administrative detention by the Israeli occupation forces. Adnan’s detention is based on military order with secret evidence that he and his attorney are not allowed to review. According to the order, he was sentenced to jail for a six month period that may be renewed without limitation. His detention is continuing without trial or charges. According to International Humanitarian Law, it is the responsibility of the ICRC to take active steps to save his life by applying pressure on the Israeli government to release him. Please bring candles and signs and Palestinian flags