Take Action Against Isolation – Free Ahmad Sa’adat!

INTERNATIONAL DAYS OF ACTION – OCT 5-15, 2010

http://freeahmadsaadat.org/

Imprisoned   Palestinian leader Ahmad Sa’adat will be returning to court in
mid-October 2010 challenging his isolation and the isolation of  Palestinian
political prisoners in  Israeli prisons. Write letters today and take action
from October 5-15,  2010 in support of Palestinian prisoners’ struggle for
freedom – demand  an end to isolation!

www.freeahmadsaadat.org/indexb.html

Ahmad Sa’adat, the General Secretary of the Popular Front for the
Liberation of Palestine, has been held in isolation in a series of  prisons
since March 16, 2009, with his isolation renewed again and again  by
occupation courts. He has been transferred from prison to prison,  and is
currently held in the isolation section of Ramon prison in  the Naqab
desert. Within these isolation units, Sa’adat has been  placed further
inside a separate isolation unit where he is confined  without access even
to the other prisoners in isolation, and deprived of  basic human rights.

His personal books have been confiscated and he  is allowed access to
newspapers only once or twice weekly. He is denied  access to English and
Arabic language newspapers and allowed only  Hebrew-language media.

He has been repeatedly denied family visits – his wife, Abla, has been
allowed only two visits during his entire period in isolation – as well  as
legal visits, and barred from  purchases at the prison canteen, including
cigarette purchases. In the  prison yard, Sa’adat has been held handcuffed
and in ankle shackles and  allowed only one-hour of exercise/recreation. The
Prison Administration  is  attempting to criminalize the human and social
relationship between  fellow Palestinian prisoners, and between the
prisoners and their  families outside.

Sa’adat has led in the struggle against isolation, engaging in a  nine-day
hunger strike in 2009 in protest of isolation. Isolation is  damaging and
destructive to the mental and physical health of  Palestinian prisoners, and
is being used as a political weapon in order  to punish and isolate
Palestinian prisoner leaders. Some prisoners have  been subject to isolation
for years at a time, with severe effects. Take  action now to fight
isolation and demand the freedom of Ahmad Sa’adat  and all Palestinian
prisoners!  www.freeahmadsaadat.org/october.html

TAKE ACTION TODAY!

1. The   Campaign in Solidarity with Ahmad Sa’adat in  Palestine is calling
upon   all supporters to write letters to the  Israeli Prison Service and
demand   they end the practice of isolation,  end human rights violations,
and   free Palestinian prisoners.
Send an email to the Bureau of the
Minister of Public Security at sar@mops.gov.il and to the Public Complaints
Department at mevaker@mops.gov.il, and copy the following:

Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister, Office of the Prime  Minister, 3,
Kaplan Street, PO Box 187, Kiryat Ben-Gurion, Jerusalem,  Israel, Fax: +972-
2-651 2631, Email: pm_eng@pmo.gov.il

Mr. Menachem Mazuz, Attorney General, Fax: + 972 2 627 4481; + 972 2 628
5438; +972 2 530 3367

Brigadier General Avihai Mandelblit, Military Judge Advocate  General, 6
David Elazar Street, Hakirya, Tel Aviv, Israel, Fax: +972 3  608 0366, +972
3 569 4526, Email: arbel@mail.idf.il, avimn@idf.gov.il
<mailto:arbel@mail.idf.il>

Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations Office and  Specialized
Institutions in Geneva, Avenue de la Paix 1-3, 1202 Geneva,  Fax: +41 22 716
05 55, Email: mission-israel@geneva.mfa.gov.il

You may use our online form at: www.freeahmadsaadat.org/action3.html

2. Write a letter to Ahmad Sa’adat. Letters of support are    important and
demonstrate solidarity with Ahmad Sa’adat and  Palestinian   prisoners – let
him know that the world is demanding his  freedom.
Email the Campaign to
Free Ahmad Sa’adat at info@freeahmadsaadat.org with your letters, or use our
contact form at: http://freeahmadsaadat.org/contact.html. We will send all
letters received to Palestine. We also encourage you to write to him
directly using this address: Ahmad Sa’adat, Ramon Prison, Ramon area, PO Box
699, Postal Code 80600, Israel
. JOIN THE WEEK OF ACTION, OCTOBER 5-15, 2010!

1. October 5-15, 2010 will be international days of action in  support of
Ahmad Sa’adat and Palestinian prisoners and against  isolation
<http://www.freeahmadsaadat.org/october.html> . Join us! Hold an event,
protest or action in your city. Email  the Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat at
info@freeahmadsaadat.org to be added to the global list of actions.

2. Distribute the Free Ahmad Sa’adat flyer:
http://www.freeahmadsaadat.org/saadat-flyer.pdf
in your town, city, event or location! Bring the fliers to events and  activities, or hold a flier
distribution at a public place.

3. Protest outside the Israeli embassy or consulate in your location (http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/About+the+Ministry/Diplomatic+missions/Web+Sites+of+Israeli+Missions+Abroad.htm) and demand the immediate freedom of Ahmad Sa’adat and all Palestinian political prisoners.

Ahmad Sa’adat has been imprisoned since 2002 in the prisons of the
Palestinian Authority, held under U.S. and British guard, until his
abduction by the Israeli occupation forces on March 14, 2006 by an
occupation military raid on Jericho prison. On December 25, 2008, he was
sentenced to thirty years inside the occupation prisons. He is a member  of
the Palestinian Legislative Council and one of the foremost  Palestinian
national leaders held inside the occupier’s jails.

Ahmad Sa’adat and approximately 7,000 Palestinian prisoners are daily on
the front lines, confronting Israeli oppression and crimes. Today, it is
urgent that we stand with Ahmad Sa’adat and all Palestinian prisoners
against these abuses, and for freedom for all Palestinian prisoners and  for
all of Palestine!

The Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat www.freeahmadsaadat.org

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