Dear AdnanJust to let you know our thoughts are with you. Justice will come one day and hopefully efforts like yours will ensure our children will inherit a better world where they can live in peace I hope our lines will contribute to justice being done and you will be freed soon.
The Palestine Committee of Norway have today sendt the letter below to the Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.
Today there has also been this article in the newspaper Klassekampen - Class Struggle:
http://www.klassekampen.no/59936/article/item/null/kjemper-for-adnans-liv We hereby want to show you our deepest respect and solidarity, as a representative for all palestinian detainees and prisoners. On behalf of the Palestine Committee, in solidarity - Kjersti Nordby
Oslo February 20th 2012
Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Støre
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
Release Khader Adnan – end the administrative detention!
”Administrative detention” is a procedure the Israeli military uses to hold detainees indefinitely on secret evidence without charging them or allowing them to stand trial.
The detention lasts for six months, and can be renewed an unlimited number of times, still without evidence and trial.
Both on The West Bank and the Gaza strip there has been large deminstrations for his support.
In 1981 the IRA activist and Member of Parliament in Ireland, Bobby Sands lost his life, after 66 days of hunger strike. 10 Irish prisoners died on hunger strike which triggered massive demonstrations in Northern Ireland. The prisoners situation concerns all factions and families in Palestine because most have experienced having a family member in jail. Israel has detained more than 700 000 Palestinians, equivalent to 20 percent of the population of the occupied West Bank and Gaza, since the Israeli occupation began in 1967.
Today there are 307 Palestinian prisoners under administrative custody, 21 were members of the Palestinian Parliament, elected in 2006, PLC. Also athletes are sitting in administrative detention. Mahmoud Assersek, a young and promising football player from the Gaza Strip, was imprisoned in July 2009 when he tried to reach the West Bank in order to audition for a Palestinian Football Club.
The Palestine Committee of Norway now ask the Government, Foreign Minister calling on the Israeli Government with demands for the immediate release of Khader Adnan. We request continued pressure to stop the unacceptable and widespread use of administrative detention against the Palestinian population.
PALESTINE COMMITTEE OF NORWAY
”Friends of Palestine” on Stortinget, the Norwegian Parliament
The Palestine Committee of Norway is a solidarity organization dedicated to the Palestine cause. Since it was founded late 1969, the organization has done its solidarity work both in Palestine and Norway. The Trade Union Section was founded in 2006, and has since then worked towards members in Norwegian Trade Union movement.
See the Program of principles for the Committee here:
Prayers and thoughts with you at this time. Your courage will never be forgotten. Solidarity from Oakland, California.
you inspire us all to do everything we can to end the occupation - Peace and blessings to you and your family
Hello, and God be with you.
Ten men died to fight the injustice of incarceration without trial, in Ireland, in the year of 1981. The British, to this day, still occupy our land, criminalise and brutalise the Irish Republican. In 1981 women of Palestine came out onto the streets to show solidarity with our brave men. May I just say how disgusted I am, that the Irish Nation has so far failed to support you. That being said, there are a brave group of men and women that support your cause. Keep fighting.
They have nothing in their whole imperial arsenal that can break the spirit of one man who doesn’t want to be broken.