Israeli pressures on EU countries to deny entry to liberated prisoner Sarsak

Note from occpal: Previously by Israel released prisoners received a Presidential Pardon of Peres. Also called Amnesty or Clemency by law to restore ones civil rights and being totally pardoned for the (alleged) crimes if even in the case of Palestinians’ ever charged before at all. Re-arresting pardoned prisoners (also from the Wafa al Ahrar deal) without any charge is a severe violation of human rights.

[ 18/04/2013 – 03:53 PM ]

images_News_2013_04_18_sarsak_300_0[1]GAZA, (PIC)– The Israeli Foreign Ministry has sent diplomatic letters to the EU countries urging them to deny entry to the Palestinian liberated prisoner and footballer Mahmoud Sarsak, Palestinian human rights sources revealed.

Prisoners’ Studies Center quoted the liberated prisoner Sarsak as saying that the Israeli Foreign Ministry has asked formally the European countries not to receive or deal with him claiming that he is affiliated with a “terrorist” organization.

Sarsak, went on hunger strike for 96 days in order to obtain his release on 10 July 2012, has traveled to France last month as part of a European tour to expose the Israeli policies against the Palestinian prisoners, and to urge the European Union to cancel 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship in Israeli entity this summer.

Sarsak declared his participation in solidarity activities with the Palestinian prisoners in the Netherlands and Italy, while he will deliver a speech at the annual celebration of Milan late April.

The Palestinian football player Mahmoud Sarsak, 25, has received a European and international solidarity during the recent months.



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