DAY 29 URGENT ACTION: FREE HANAA’ YAHYA AL-SHALABI NOW!
Al-Awda, The Palestine Right To Return Coalition once again calls on all people of conscience to take immediate action to help save the life of Palestinian female political prisoner Hanaa’ Yahya Al-Shalabi who has been detained by Israeli authorities without any charge whatsoever.
Hana was an “administrative detainee” with NO charge for over 2 years before she was released in October last year as a part of the Shalit prisoner swap. She has been refusing food since her recapture on Thursday 16 February 2012 and is on day 29 of her hunger strike against her renewed “administrative detention” again with NO charge. Al-Shalabi refused to appear before the Israeli military court after she was transferred to hasharon prison . The court sentenced her to administrative detention for six months.
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 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, among them the chairman of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), a number of other PLC members, Sheikh Khader Adnan, who recently ended his hunger strike after 66 days, and Hanaa’ Al-Shalabi. Sheikh Khader Adnan is due to be released on April 17, 2012.
TAKE ACTION NOW!
Please join the voices and support around the world to save Hanaa’ Al-Shalabi’s life and demand her immediate release from prison!
Write to President Obama and voice your concern and demand that the US administration intervene for the immediate release of Hanaa’ Al-Shalabi
from administrative detention. You can use the online form at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments
Call US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: (202) 647-4000 or Office of Near East Affairs: (202) 647-7209. Demand that the Secretary intervene for the immediate release of Hanaa’ Al-Shalabi from administrative detention.
Organize rallies at Israeli embassies and consulates, and elsewhere.
Help spread awareness through social media and to all your contacts after you take action!
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