Sahar Francis

Sahar Francis on connecting Israeli jails, Guantanamo and US mass incarceration

Sahar Francis of Addameer speaks about holding Israel accountable for its violations of Palestinians’ rights.

Podcast: Israel wants to criminalize human rights defenders, says head of Palestinian group raided by army

Sahar Francis of Addameer, the Palestinian prisoners’ advocacy organization, says that the Israeli army’s recent raids on human rights groups in the West Bank is because of Palestinian civil society advocacy for human rights and BDS.

Podcast: deportation of Palestinian prisoners a war crime, says rights defender

Sahar Francis of Addameer warns current and former hunger strikers are not receiving urgently needed medical treatment in Israeli prison.

The Electronic Intifada Weekly Podcast - 14 June 2012

In this week’s podcast, an update on the case of hunger striking Palestinian footballer Mahmoud Sarsak; Israeli Knesset members incite racist attacks against African asylum-seerkers; and much more.

Palestinian prisoners’ hunger strikes continue as Israel violates agreements

Linah Alsaafin
Ramallah
5 June 2012
Since the end of the mass hunger strike in the early hours of 15 May, rumors of Israel reneging on the agreement have solidified into facts.

BBC's World Football interviews father of gravely ill hunger-striking Palestinian footballer jailed by Israel

BBC World Service’s World Football interviews Mahmoud Sarsak, father of Mahmoud Sarsak, the Palestinian national football squad member whose life is at grave risk after 75 days hunger strike.

"We must sustain hunger strike solidarity," says leading prisoner rights campaigner

Nora Barrows-Friedman
Berkeley
18 May 2012
Sahar Francis, director of Addameer, analyzes the hunger strike agreement signed by Palestinian political prisoners.

The Electronic Intifada Weekly Podcast - 18 May, 2012

This week on our weekly Podcast: we’ll have an in-depth roundup of news and analysis on the end of the collective hunger strikes by Palestinian prisoners, featuring an interview with Sahar Francis of the Palestinian prisoner support organization Addameer; and more!

Israel puts "every possible obstacle" in way of respecting hunger strikers' rights, say doctors

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
Jerusalem
14 May 2012
More than 1,500 Palestinian prisoners are weeks into an open-ended hunger strike in protest against worsening conditions in Israeli jails.

Interview: "counterrevolution" threatens mass hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners

Asa Winstanley
Ramallah
17 April 2012
The Palestinian Authority announced that Palestinian Prisoners’ Day would mark the start of a massive new wave of hunger strikes. But factionalism threatens the success of this movement, says Addameer’s Mourad Jadallah in an interview with The Electronic Intifada.

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