Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tunisia: Call for a ship to cruise Mediterranean in solidarity with prisoners

TUNISIA, (PIC)-- "The Tunisian League for the Defense of Human Rights" called for an international campaign in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in the occupation jails, who launch on Tuesday 17 April an indefinite hunger strike to achieve their demands in improving their conditions.
The League said it was important to "organize a broad campaign in solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners through sending a ship from Tunisia towards the Mediterranean countries' ports," that aims at highlighting and internationalizing the prisoners' issue, and that will be loaded with an exhibition of Palestinian prisoners' products and creative works, in order to introduce people of the Mediterranean to their cause. "
 In a press statement on the occasion of "Palestinian Prisoners' Day", the League welcomed holding an international symposium hosted by the UN in Tunisia to discuss the issue of Palestinian prisoners in occupation jails, stressing the need to "find serious and effective solutions to stop the occupation's repressive and inhuman practices against prisoners, especially the administrative detention policy and to force the Zionist entity to abide by all international norms and conventions in its treatments to the Palestinian prisoners, as the Geneva Convention. "