Vigil in London against the arrest of Palestinian political prisoners


{jathumbnailoff}Date: 07 December 2012 (Friday)

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Venue: Bridge Street (at the foot of Big Ben), City of Westminster, SW1A 0AA

Nearest Train/Tube: Westminster Station (District, Circle and Jubilee Lines)

IHRC and Inminds are urging campaigners and activists to protest in solidarity with imprisoned Palestinian MPs and Ministers.

After the 2006 elections, Israel has continued to arrest and imprison Palestinian parliamentarians. One such account is that of the arrest of Palestinian MP Ahmad Abdul-Aziz from his home in Ramallah on 15 July 2012. Without any charge against Ahmad, Israeli police ransacked his home and blindfolded him before taking him to an Israeli dungeon. This is in fact the second time he has been kidnapped, the first time being in 2006 when they imprisoned him for four years.

Join the protest on Sunday 28 October at 2pm outside Parliament demanding that the British government puts pressure on their Israeli counterparts to release all Palestinian MPs and other prisoners who have been illegally held in Israeli detention.

For more information please contact the Events Office of the IHRC at (+44) 20 8904 4222, or via email at Alternatively, you can call (+44) 7825 611 052.