PWC expresses solidarity with war prisoners [Archives:2005/835/Local News]

April 21 2005

SANA'A, April 17- The Palestinian Women's Committee (PWC) held a symposium to express solidarity with war prisoners in Israeli jails on World Prisoner Day.

The symposium, under the slogan “Freedom for prisoners of freedom”, was attended by legal specialist al-Abeed Ahmad al-Abeed, UNDP officials in Yemen, and Basheer Mohammad, officer of Palestinian war prisoners' affairs.

The symposium recommended the increase of popular efforts to express solidarity with war prisoners and pressure the Zionist authorities to free them, as well as to reporting the sufferings of detainees in the media.

The symposium suggested the activation of the Arab and international media to disclose facts, breaches of international conventions and violations practiced under Israeli occupation.

It called on civil society organizations, human rights institutions and lawyers' syndicates in Yemen to draw more attention to the Palestinian issue and to collect donations for detainees and war prisoners.