Tuesday, January 15, 2008

6th Anniversary of the Detention of Ahmad Sa'adat

Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa'adat


6th Anniversary of the Detention of Ahmad Sa'adat

Today is January 15, 2008, which is the sixth anniversary of the detention of Ahmad Sa'adat by Palestinian Authority security forces on January 15, 2002. Sa'adat was invited under a false pretext to a meeting with an official of the PA, where he was immediately abducted and detained. Since that time he has been imprisoned - first in the Muqata while it was under siege by the invading Israeli army, then transferred to Jericho prison - a Palestinian Authority prison, yet under the control of U.S. and British "monitors" and guards, and today, inside the jails of the occupation and facing a military trial and the potential of lengthy imprisonment with over 11,000 of his fellow Palestinian political prisoners. The six years of Ahmad Sa'adat's imprisonment, as a case of a Palestinian national leader, illustrate the situation of Palestinian prisoners and the multiple forces that have been brought to bear against the Palestinian people and their struggle for justice and liberation. These six years of injustice demand that we support Palestinian prisoners in their cause of justice.

On the sixth anniversary of Ahmad Sa'adat's detention, the Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa'adat needs your support! Only with the attention and action of people around the world demanding freedom for Ahmad Sa'adat - and all Palestinian prisoners - can we create the international force and pressure needed to make a difference.

Today, take action to work for freedom for Ahmad Sa'adat and all Palestinian Prisoners!

1. ENDORSE THE CAMPAIGN - Send your organizational and/or individual endorsement for the Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa'adat to us at info@freeahmadsaadat.org . We have received a number of statements, letters and words of support, but it is critical now to build an extensive campaign with the support of organizations and activists around the world. Organizational endorsements are particularly critical - please bring the Campaign to your solidarity group, union, student association, women's group, community organization or other organization! We are looking to develop a strong, numerous list of endorsers, and your support and assistance are needed.

2. HOLD AN EVENT OR ACTIVITY - Organize a forum or event on the case of Ahmad Sa'adat, Palestinian prisoners, or political prisoners in general. Email us at info@freeahmadsaadat.org to tell us about your event; we will list it on our Events page in advance, and send us reports from your events that have already taken place. Such events are critical in informing the public and the progressive community about this case and the struggle of Palestinian prisoners.

3. DONATE TO THE CAMPAIGN - Visit our website at http://www.freeahmadsaadat.org/ where you can donate online. Your donations will help us to produce materials and hard-copy information, operate our website, hold events and expand our work. Your donation is extremely helpful - donate today!

Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa'adat

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