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DAY 206 URGENT ACTION: FREE SAMER ISSAWI NOW!

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  • Zahi Damuni
    [Please Read, Respond and Forward Widely] For Immediate Release February 14, 2013 DAY 206 URGENT ACTION: FREE SAMER ISSAWI NOW! Al-Awda, The Palestine Right To
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      [Please Read, Respond and Forward Widely]

      For Immediate Release
      February 14, 2013

      DAY 206 URGENT ACTION: FREE SAMER ISSAWI NOW!

      Al-Awda, The Palestine Right To Return Coalition and the Free Samer Issawi
      Campaign call on all people of conscience to take immediate action to help
      save the life of Palestinian political prisoner Samer Issawi who has been on
      a hunger strike for 206 days.

      Issawi has been detained by Israeli authorities without any charge
      whatsoever. He had been released from prison in October 2011 as a part of
      the Shalit prisoner swap. But was detained again without charge on 7 July
      2012 and has been refusing food since August 2012 to protest his detention.
      He is in critical condition. He is losing his vision, vomiting blood and
      lapsing in and out of consciousness.

      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", which violates international
      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 178 Palestinian
      administrative detainees. In addition to Issawi, Jafar Izzeddin,
      Ayman Sharawneh and Tariq Qadan are also on hunger strike to protest prison
      conditions and administrative detention.

      TAKE ACTION NOW!

      Please join the voices and support around the world to save Samer Issawi's
      life and demand his immediate release from prison!

      Write to President Obama and voice your concern and demand that the US
      administration intervene to demand the immediate release of Samer Issawi,
      the other hungers strikers, and all the administrative detainees and
      Palestinian political prisoners including the children. You can use the
      online form at:
      http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments

      Also please Call US Secretary of State John Kerry at 1-202-647-4000 or
      Office of Near East Affairs at 1-202-647-7209 Demand that the Secretary
      intervene for the immediate release of Samer Issawi, the other hungers
      strikers, all Palestinian administrative detainees and political prisoners
      including the children.

      Organize rallies at Israeli embassies and consulates, and elsewhere. Help
      spread awareness through social media, and forward to all your contacts
      after you take action!

      Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
      PO Box 131352
      Carlsbad, CA 92013, USA
      Tel: 760-918-9441
      Fax: 760-918-9442
      E-mail: info@...
      WWW: http://al-awda.org

      The Free Samer Issawi Campaign
      https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-Free-Samer-Issawi-Campaign/194111744067340
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