Hasan will soon become a father, but he won’t get to see his baby twins when they are born. Sabah has been separated from her four kids for 6 months. She just disappeared one day, just like Hassan and 3,700 other Palestinians in the last 10 years. The reason: Administration detention.
Administrative detention is simply jail without trial. Helped by our silence, it has become a tool of political oppression for any anti-occupation protest. It’s time to break the silence and make it stop.
We know that public pressure works: A mass prisoner hunger strike reduced the number of detainees to the lowest ever a couple of years ago. But media coverage is what made the difference. Now, even though dozens of detainees are on hunger strike, the media stays silent.
Let’s make administrative detention the talk of the day - Send a letter to major newspapers to make them tell the story.
No proof is required to keep detainees behind bars and the system accounts to no one - not to the prisoner and his family and not to us - the public. So no wonder that instead of being used as a last resort, the number of detainees has tripled in the last two years, while only 5% of them were ever indicted.
The rest just spent time in jail for no reason. Together, let’s raise our voice to stop this injustice.
The following letter is sent to the newspapers listed below. To get more letters published, please take a minute to add your own words. Clicking on one of the photos will add the story of the prisoner to your letter.