The Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa'adat 

http://www.freeahmadsaadat.org
 
The following statement was issued December 3, 2007, the International Day of Solidarity with Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War, by the International League of People's Struggles in Vancouver, Canada, on the occasion of a very successful event in Vancouver in which a member of the campaign spoke about the case and dozens of letters of support were collected. The event was a strong and powerful affirmation of international solidarity with political prisoners, and the Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa'adat thanks the ILPS for its support and participation in the Campaign.
 
Free Ahmed Sa'adat and 11,000 Palestinian Political Prisoners in Israeli Jails
Statement of the International League of People's Struggles participating organizations in Vancouver, Canada
3 December 2007

On the occasion of the International Day for Solidarity with Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War (December 3), participating organizations of the ILPS in Vancouver join the call for freedom for Ahmed Sa'adat. Sa'adat, the Secretary-General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, was kidnapped by Israeli Occupation Forces in March 2006, and is being tried in an Israeli military court on charges of being a member of a banned organization and holding a post in an illegal organization.

The real motivation for jailing Sa'adat is his leadership in the Palestinian struggle for national and social liberation. Since 1967 the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine has been an active part of Palestinian resistance and a stalwart defender of the right of all Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and lands throughout Palestine. In 2001 Sa'adat was elected Secretary-General of the PFLP following Israel's assassination of previous leader Abu Ali Mustafa by rocket attack. Under his leadership the PFLP was an active participant in the Al-Aqsa intifada (uprising) against the Israeli occupation.

Sa'adat is just one of over 11,000 Palestinian political prisoners held in Israeli jails including hundreds of women and children. Over 25% of all Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza since 1967 have been held as political prisoners or 'administrative detainees' (another form of politically motivated detention) at one time or another. Israel holds these prisoners as part of a strategy to defeat Palestinian resistance to its policies of occupation, ethnic cleansing and apartheid.

No jail cell can contain the Palestinian people's just struggle for national and social liberation. As democratic and anti-imperialist organizations in Vancouver, Canada, we condemn the labelling of people in struggle for liberation and justice as criminal or terrorist, and we join the growing international call for freedom for Ahmed Sa'adat and all Palestinian political prisoners.

Free Ahmed Sa'adat and all Palestinian political prisoners!
Stop Israeli state terrorism!
Long live international solidarity!
 
 
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Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa'adat موقع الحرية لأحمد سعدات
http://www.freeahmadsaadat.org

 

نص البيان باللغة الانجليزية

العصبة الاممية لنضال الشعوب -فرع كندا
تطالب بالافراج الفوري عن الرفيق سعدات و11 الف اسير واسيرة من سجون الاحتلال 
 
نظمت العصبة الاممية لنضال الشعوب ( ILPS)
في مدينة فانكوفر الكندية وقفة إحتجاجية ضد السياسة الاسرائيلية والامريكية وذلك بمناسبة اليوم العالمي للتضامن مع المعتقلين السياسيين. واختارت المنظمات المشاركة في التظاهرة تسليط الضوء على معاناة الاسرى في السجون الاسرائيلية والتضامن مع عدد من القيادات السياسية الاسيرة في العالم الثالث خصوصا في سجون الكيان الصهيوني والولايات المتحدة وكندا والمكسيك وغيرها  .
 
وتخلل النشاط توزي مئات البيانات الخاصة بقضية الامين العام خاصة في محطات الميترو  وفي الشوراع المكتظة في مناطق شرق فانكوفر والاحياء العمالية  .
 
وفي المساء عقدت ندوة خاصة بالمناسبة في مركز نقابة سائقي الحافلات حيث تحدث فيها عدد من النشطاء كما تم جمع عشرات التواقيع المطالبة بالافراج عن الرفيق سعدات وكل الاسرى والاسيرات في سجون الاحتلال