Ameer Mahkoul, ancien prisonnier politique palestinien (7 ans d’emprisonnement), a rencontré Maher Al Akhras à l’hopital où il poursuit une grève de la faim pour dénoncer l’utilisation de la détention administrative. La Fondation Frantz Fanon appelle à :
· SOUTENIR MAHER AL MAHKRAS, DANS UNE SITUATION CRITIQUE, APRES PLUS DE 100 JOURS DE GREVE DE LA FAIM
· SOUTENIR L’ENSEMBLE DES PRISONNIERS POLITIQUES PALESTINIENS
· EXIGER LA SUPPRESSION DE LA DETENTION ADMINISTRATIVE, MOYEN ILLEGAL DE COERCITION INHUMAIN
· EXIGER LA LIBERATION DE L’ENSEMBLE DES PRISONNIERS PALESTINIENS
Soutenons Maher Al Akhras et l’ensemble des prisonniers politiques palestiniens dont les droits humains et fondamentaux sont violés par les forces d’occupation. La lutte des prisonniers politiques palestiniens est notre lutte, leur combat pour leur droit à disposer d’eux-mêmes, à leur souveraineté, pour leur droit au retour ainsi que pour l’effectivité des leurs droits humains fait partie des normes de base devant s’imposer à tous.
Ameer Mahkoul, a former Palestinian political prisoner (7 years imprisonment), met Maher Al Akhras at the hospital where he continues a hunger strike to denounce the use of administrative detention. The Frantz Fanon Foundation calls for :
• SUPPORT MAHER AL MAHKRAS, IN A CRITICAL SITUATION, AFTER OVER 100 DAYS OF THE HUNGER STRIKE
• SUPPORT ALL PALESTINIAN POLITICAL PRISONERS
• DEMAND THE END OF ADMINISTRATIVE DETENTION, AN ILLEGAL MEANS OF INHUMAN COERCION
• DEMAND THE RELEASE OF ALL PALESTINIAN PRISONERS
Let us support Maher Al Akhras and all Palestinian political prisoners whose human and basic rights are violated by the occupation forces. The struggle of Palestinian political prisoners is our struggle, their struggle for their right to self-determination, to their sovereignty, for their right of return as well as for the effectiveness of their human rights is part of the basic standards to be imposed on everyone.
Ameer Mahkoul’s report :
After 100 days of ongoing hunger strike: It’s personal strike but not personal matter
Today, October 31st, together with my friend Rashad Omari I have visited Maher Al Akhras who is hospitalize in Kaplan hospital. Maher is Political Palestinian Prisoner under so called administrative detention.
After 100 days of hunger strike which he has declared on July 27th, Maher considered medically under critical risk. Contrary his soul is strong.
Every time he heard about the popular support to his case in both local level and internationally he becomes stronger, as he could recognize the impact of his strike.
Maher expressed his gratitude to all supporters all over the world. He did mention that his hunger strike aimed to stop the use of administrative detentions which is a tool of the occupation oppression supported by the Israeli legal system and Supreme Court.
In his book on administrative detention, published last summer, Palestinian Political Prisoners Abd Elrazik Farraj gives the aspect that this act taken against Palestinian activists (right now 400 are in prison) is a tool of control without any possibility of detainees to protect them selves as there is no accusation by « secret information » that they may take an act in the future. Farraj also considered it as a kind of torture for the prisoner as well as for his family whose have guarantee that their beloved to be released after 6 months, they have no way to plan their happiness.
Today Al-Akhras emphasized that the israeli occupation could kill his body, but his soul is the stronger and will never be broken.
His detention formally is until November 26, but no guarantee that it wouldn’t be extended. So he is going to continue with his Hunger strike.
Any solidarity act and support are needed.