Wednesday, March 9, 2011

European rights groups to hold Friday Palestinian POW talks at UN in Geneva

[ 09/03/2011 - 06:19 PM ]

GENEVA, (PIC)-- The first International Conference for the Rights of Palestinian Prisoners and Detainees will be held this Friday and Saturday at the UN headquarters in Geneva.
The conference dubbed ”Working for Justice” was organized by the Oslo-based European Network to Support the Rights of Palestinian Prisoners and the Swiss Right For All group and will be attended by Western and Palestinian politicians, rights groups and prisoners themselves.
They will hold roundtable talks discussing the conditions of Palestinians held in Israeli occupation jails.
The events will be kicked off by live testimonies from Palestinian war prisoners and their families.
Day two will be used to discuss the effects detention has had on male and female detainees and the political dynamics of prisoner issues.
The first ever Palestinian POW conference held in the symbolic Geneva where international conventions were signed will include Nurhayati Ali Assegaf, President of the inter-Parliamentary Union to the UN, Raed Salah, the northern branch leader of the Islamic Movement in Israel, and many more.