March 26, 2012 Al-Awda
Al-Awda, The Palestine Right To Return Coalition again appeals to all people
of conscience to take immediate action to help save the life of Palestinian
female political prisoner Hanaa' Al-Shalabi who has been detained by Israeli
authorities without any charge whatsoever. Hanaa' Al-Shalabi lies critically
ill in Israeli detention on day 40 of her hunger strike at the point where
death could come at any moment.
Hanaa' was an "administrative detainee" with NO charge for over 2 years
before she was released in October last year as a part of the Shalit
prisoner swap. She has been refusing food since her recapture on Thursday 16
February 2012 and is now on day 40 of her hunger strike against her renewed
"administrative detention" again with NO charge. Shalabi refused to appear
before the Israeli military court after she was transferred to hasharon
prison . The court sentenced her to administrative detention and has
rejected an appeal for her immediate release.
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 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 about 290 Palestinian administrative detainees, among
them the chairman of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), a number of
other PLC members, Sheikh Khader Adnan, who recently ended his hunger strike
after 66 days, and Hanaa' Al-Shalabi. Sheikh Khader Adnan is due to be
released on April 17, 2012.
TAKE ACTION NOW!
Please join the voices and support around the world to save Hanaa'
Al-Shalabi's life and demand her immediate release from prison!
Write to President Obama and voice your concern and demand that the US
administration intervene for the immediate release of Hanaa' Al-Shalabi from
administrative detention and save her life. You can use the online form at:
Call US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: (202) 647-4000 or Office of Near
East Affairs: (202) 647-7209. Demand that the Secretary intervene for the
immediate release of Hanaa' Al-Shalabi from administrative detention.
Help spread awareness through social media and to all your contacts after
you take action!
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