End the rumors! Samer Issawi will not be released on March 6, continues hunger strike ~ by @docjazzmusic

#FreeSamer | Global action to save the life of Hunger striker Samer Issawi

21 February 2013 15:19 by Dr. Tariq Shadid aka Doc Jazz

Contrary to rumors circulating widely on the internet through Twitter and Facebook, Samer Issawi will NOT be released on March 6. This was confirmed by a telephone call between Abbas Hamideh of the Free Samer Issawi campaign and Samer’s sister Shireen.

It is true that the Israeli Magistrates Court in Jerusalem today sentenced Samer al Issawi for 8 months beginning from 7 July 2012. There are however other Israeli charges, and no release date has been set. Samer Issawi will continue his hunger strike.

Abbas Hamideh: “According to Shireen Issawi, Samer Issawi will not be released March 6! There are other pending “charges” by the military court. Today’s verdict has nothing to do with the other military court charges. Samer’s hunger strike continues until freedom or martyrdom.”

Today’s sentence is in addition to the possible sentence of the Israeli military court under Article 186 of Military Order 1651 (cancelling early releases) which allows a special Israeli military committee, consisting of three military judges, to re-arrest prisoners that were released in the exchange deal of October 2011. These are released prisoners who Israel considers to have broken the terms of their release agreement and the special Israeli committee can reimpose the remainder of their original sentence. In Samer al-Issawi’s case this is 20 years. Samer is on hunger strike because of his arrest.

Today, outside of Ofer prison, hundreds of Palestinians protested for the release of Issawi, resulting in a multitude of injuries by the aggression of the Israeli occupation forces. Notably, iconic hunger striker Khader Adnan was among the injured, reportedly suffering serious teargas inhalation injuries. He is being treated at the hospital. Another well-known activist and blogger, Abir Kopty, was also injured when a teargas canister fired by the Israelis struck her head. Reportedly, she is in a good condition, after the treatment of her wounds.

Today’s news does nothing to diminish activist determination to continue all types of action for the release of Samer Issawi, Ayman Sharawneh, Tariq Qa’adan and Jaafar Izzedine. Twitter actions shall continue to be held at the usual time ( 2pm EST/7 pm GMT/ 9pm Palestine time ), and there is no doubt that unrest in Palestine will also continue, with the same dedication and determination that Samer Issawi’s continued hunger strike is displaying. Until freedom, until justice, and until the end of the inhumane system of administrative detention, resistance against these violations of human rights will continue.

Read a letter of Samer Issawi – On Day 209 of hunger strike

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