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North American Speaking Tour of ex-Political Prisoners from Occupied Palestine

May 11, 2005

North American Speaking Tour of ex-Political Prisoners from Occupied Palestine

Speakers include:

* Sahar Francis: Palestinian lawyer with Addameer, a Ramallah-based organization that campaigns for the rights of Palestinian political prisoners;

* Ala Jaradat: Ex-political prisoner who works with the families of detainees;

* Suha Qattamesh: Ex-political prisoner who works around prisoner and women’s rights;

* Osama Saleh: Former Palestinian political prisoner in Israeli prisons; member of the Coalition Against the Deportation of Palestinian Refugees in Montreal;

* With recorded solidarity statements from North American political prisoners, including: Marilyn Buck, David Gilbert and Jaan Laaman.

There are currently 8000 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli-occupation jails and prisons, including 350 children and 80 women. Come to this unique event, with former political prisoners — including women activists from Palestine and recorded statements from North American prisoners — to learn more about this important struggle for justice and dignity by Palestinians.

North American tour organized by Sumoud: A Political Prisoner Solidarity Group:

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