Browsing All posts tagged under »prisoner of conscience«

PHOTOS: solidarity with Palestinian prisoners

May 3, 2012


Since Palestinian Prisoners’ Day on 17 April 2012, at least 2,000 Palestinian prisoners have been on hunger strike, demanding their basic rights: family visits, human treatment, education, and an end to the use of solitary confinement and administrative detention (being held without charges or trial). Two prisoners, Bilal Diab and Thaer Nalahleh, have been on […]

The right to a goodbye

March 25, 2012


It is Sunday morning 18 March, the beginning of a new week. Colleagues trickle into the office, share coffee and stories from the weekend. One of our colleagues arrives looking sad and pale. He has very bad news; his 25-year old nephew Mahmoud[1] was admitted to the hospital over the weekend, suffering from complications of […]

Gaza: a week in photos

March 15, 2012


Last Friday, an Israeli drone missile hit a car driving in a densely populated residential neighourhood in Gaza City, killing PRC leader Zuhair Qaisa and his son in law, Mahmoud Ahmad Hunein. This assassination sparked five days of rocket salvos from the Gaza Strip, which was used by Israel as a pretext for more airstrikes, […]

Let me tell you about a man called Khader Adnan

February 18, 2012


Khader’s village, Arrabe must be one of the most utopic places I’ve been to in Palestine. Two years ago I spent Eid al Adha (an important Muslim holiday) there with my friend and her family. As soon as I walked into the village I lost track of time and after a few days even the […]