Omran Omar was born today while his day Omar is still in the Israeli prison since December of last year.
Omran, my nephew,like many other Palestinian babies will have to wait to be kissed, held, or looked at by his dad. Some can be lucky to wait only for few months while others can wait for years and years to have their father around.
My brother whose court was pushed back 6 times since December and has a court date on June 25th.
We missed him on the New Year, in Ramadan. And will miss him on Eid.
His wife missed him on their first anniversary, went through pregnancy and gave birth to Omran without the presence of his dad.
Marzieh Hashemi, a prominent journalist at PressTV, a sister, a friend & supporter of struggle against oppression was illegally held on arrival at St Louis Lambert International Airport on Sunday. Marzieh, has been subjected to inhumane treatment. The US authorities forced her to remove her hijab and allowed her to wear only a short-sleeved shirt, going against her Muslim beliefs. The cowardice actions of the US government are akin to that of a fascist police state. Yazeedi, not only in just words but action. Sister Marzieh stands in the face of this oppression in the rich Zainabiya tradition of resistance.
Let it be known, that Marzieh is being held against her will in an unknown location as a political prisoner. LOCKED UP BECAUSE SHE SPOKE UP!
What can be said of a country that finds one, hijab wearing, Muslim woman who uses her voice against the injustice of imperialism, Zionism & Wahabism a threat?
Please to show solidarity set this Intifada Street image as your FB profile picture and help to raise awareness of this injustice. KEEP RESISTING!
#SakharovProgram | Yesterday June 17 the activist, political prisoner and Sakharov Prize Raif Badawi served seven years in prison. His unjust incarceration is because Badawi freely expressed his opinion about the Saudi regime and various issues that made reference to the desire for a more open, tolerant, liberal and secular society in an internet blog.
Both his sister and his lawyer have also been arrested for political persecution, which is only one of the signs of the lack of liberties and guarantees in Saudi Arabia. In the same way, his family had to flee the country for fear of being similarly attacked.
The sentence to 1,000 lashes that was unjustly imposed on Badawi is a constant concern with which this man and his family must live.
From the Institute of Human Rights we raise our voice to demand Justice and Freedom for Raif Badawi and his family.
The chamber of Trubetskoy bastion prison in Sant-Petersburg. And a small window in the guard’s corridor.
Trubetskoy Bastion Prison was created as the secret jail for preliminary detention of the enemies of the state. Prisoners were placed in solitary confinement and were kept under constant surveillance of the guard, They were denied contact with each other and even with prison staff, which was a real psychological torture. There are altogether 69 similar cells in the prison and two punishment cells.
Prisoners, held in the Trubetskoy Bastion, were under the jurisdiction of the so called Third Department – the Imperial regime's secret police, created in 1825, – and later by its successor, the Department of Police. More than 1,500 thousands of prisoners had been kept there from 1872 to 1917. Among them were members of “Narodnaya Volya” (Russian words for “People’s Will”) terrorist organization, then – members of the “Union for the Liberation of the Working Class” (these people were later called “the associates of Vladimir Lenin”), writer Maxim Gorky and Leon Trotsky. After the revolution members of the Tsarist Government, and then – ministers of Provisional Government were imprisoned there. The last prisoners to be confined in the Trubetskoy Bastion were Soviet sailors, soldiers and civilians, who participated in the Kronshtadt Rebellion against the Bolsheviks. In 1924 the prison was turned into a museum.
No one has ever escaped. Several prisoners killed themselves so strict it was.