Thursday, 2 March 2017

Israeli military prisons are no place for a child

Please sign the letter to your MP demanding that they take action to protect lives and human rights of over 700 hundred Palestinian children incarcerated in Israeli military jails.

See below the line details of this London-wide PSC campaign including the link to the letter which will be sent to the London MPs with the signatures collected.

Let’s make this campaign massive. Please sign and share widely.

Dear Friend

We are asking you to join us in launching a co-ordinated London wide campaign to highlight the plight of Palestinian child prisoners.

Under Israeli military detention, Palestinian children are routinely:
•Taken from their homes at night and at gunpoint.
• Blindfolded, bound and shackled.
• Interrogated without a lawyer and with no audio-visual recording.
• Held in solitary confinement.
• Forced to sign confessions.

We need your support to make sure that each London MP, MEP and Assembly member is made aware of the issue, takes notice of our voices and signs the letter telling the UK government to break its silence and take action.

You can see the full text of the letter and sign it by using the following link: kuLLJbu1

Letter On The Plight Of Palestinian Child Prisoners: To London MPs, MEPs and London Assembly Members

This form will collect minimum details from you, so that you can become a signatory to the letter. Your signatory details are being collected by the London Palestine Solidarity Campaign Branches Child Prisoners Action Group who will submit the letter to London political representatives on your behalf and keep you informed of progress. Here is the text of the letter to which we hope you will agree to become a signatory by completing the details requested in the section of this form below the letter :

To: [MP or MEP or London Assembly Member]

Dear [ ]

We are writing to you as your constituents to ask for your support to end to the well-documented systematic ill-treatment of Palestinian child prisoners in the Israeli military detention system. At present, under Israeli military detention Palestinian children as young as 12 are routinely: • Taken from their homes in night time raids by soldiers at gunpoint. • Blindfolded, bound and shackled. • Interrogated without a lawyer or relative being present.

The key demand in the letter is:

To require the UK Government to make a public statement that it will take immediate, effective and meaningful action-including through international bodies-to ensure all the following requirements are implemented by the Israeli government without delay:
1. Children must not be prosecuted in military courts that lack basic and fundamental due process guarantees;
2. Detention must only be used as a measure of last resort;
3. Children must not be arrested at night;
4. Children must not be subjected to any form of physical violence;
5. Children must have access to legal representation and parents prior to and during interrogations;
6. All interrogations of children must be audio-visually recorded;
7. Any statement made as a result of torture or ill-treatment must be excluded as evidence in any proceeding; and
8. All credible allegations of torture and ill-treatment must be thoroughly and impartially investigated in accordance with international standards, and perpetrators brought promptly to justice.

[Note all these requirements are those set out by Defense for Children International Palestine]

You can see the full text of the letter and sign it by using the following link: kuLLJbu1

Thank you for your support and please share this e-mail by forwarding to others. The more signatories we have the more pressure we can bring to bear.

London Palestine Solidarity Campaign Branches.

(email londonchildprisonerscampaign@g if you have questions or want more information. But please note that to sign the letter you need to use the links above)

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