News About Prisoners

Khaled Barakat and Samidoun go to the European Parliament to defend Palestinian rights

Palestinian writer Khaled Barakat visited the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday, 10 July to challenge the political ban imposed on him by Germany in an attempt to prevent him from speaking about Palestine. He was invited by Manu Pineda, Member of European Parliament representing the Izquierda Unida (United Left) of the Spanish state. He was accompanied by Charlotte Kates, international […]

Unite, UK’s 2nd largest union, will #BoycottHP

July 13, 2019 – In a major victory for the Boycott HP campaign, the second largest British and Irish trade union, with 1.2 million members, Unite the Union, joined the campaign. Unite joins Federatie Nederlandse Vakbeweging (FNV), the Netherland’s largest trade union, with 1.1 million members, which dropped HP as a partner in their offers to their members in […]

Nelson Mandela’s grandson slams ‘Israeli apartheid’

Zwelivelile Mandela says Israeli apartheid is the worst form of apartheid ever witnessed. London, United Kingdom – The grandson of anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela has delivered a damning condemnation of “Israeli apartheid”, in a high-profile expression of solidarity between South Africans and Palestinians. Zwelivelile Mandela, an MP of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), made the comments on […]

Top court throws out case demanding Palestinian kids be allowed to call parents from prison

The Israeli Supreme Court refuses to hear arguments in a case about whether Palestinian minors imprisoned by Israel should be allowed to speak to their families on the phone. Israel’s High Court of Justice refused to hear a petition by an Israeli human rights organization demanding that Palestinian minors held in Israeli prisons be allowed to […]