Fight Back News Service is circulating the following call for action from the Friends of Ahmad Sa’adat. Ahmad Sa’adat is a Palestinian political prisoner and the General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. He is being held by the Israeli authorities.
Fight Back!’s 2003 interview with Ahmad Saadat can be read at: http://www.fightbacknews.org/2003-3-summer/pflp.htm.
November 25th is the next “court hearing” for Ahmad Sa’adat, General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
“As the General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, I would like to reaffirm my pride in belonging to the Palestinian Revolutionary Movement and to the extensions of this movement in the regional, national and international planes that form the components of the international movement against the imperialist system of globalization…”
The Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat is calling upon all supporters of the struggle of Palestinian prisoners, and the Palestinian people, for justice and liberation, to come together, network, and coordinate in order to educate and mobilize people around the world to work to free Ahmad Sa’adat and all Palestinian political prisoners!
The Friends of Ahmad Sa’adat is a new international network for coordination of support and solidarity activities, from events in Palestine and the Arab world to those in Europe, North America, Latin America, Australia, Asia, and Africa. This network will coordinate internationally through e-mail communication—exclusively for the purposes of the Friends of Ahmad Sa’adat—for events, activities, literature distribution, and more.
Immediate needs and activities for the Friends of Ahmad Sa’adat include:
WRITE LETTERS or DEVELOP A WEB-BASED PETITION. For letters to human rights organizations, experts in the field, or college campus human rights departments or professors, asking them to take up Ahmad’s case, use this template— http://www.freeahmadsaadat.org/action.html#hr—or develop your own. To demand an urgent response for medical care to Ahmad, fill out the form at http://www.freeahmadsaadat.org/action2.html. You can also send your letters of solidarity and support with Ahmad Sa’adat to the Campaign at email@example.com. To see the current list of statements—www.freeahmadsaadat.org/statements.html.
TRANSLATION. Many materials are available in Arabic and English, but few in other languages. Local Friends of Ahmad Sa’adat committees and supporters can play a critical role in translating campaign materials into your local language. Those translations can then be made available to all on the Campaign website, http://www.freeahmadsaadat.org (website in 5 languages [www.palestinalibre.org/chm/]), as well as distributed via the Friends email communication line.
LOCAL EDUCATION. Local Friends of Ahmad Sa’adat committees, subcommittees of existing organizations, and networks can play a key role in educating the public: holding local events, distributing campaign information electronically, at events, and in your community. European Friends of Ahmad Sa’adat may hold meetings with Members of the European Parliament to encourage them to take a strong stand in support of freedom for Ahmad Sa’adat and all Palestinian political prisoners.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION. Supporters and committees of the Friends of Ahmad Sa’adat will coordinate to plan an international day of action in support of freedom for Ahmad Sa’adat—during the week prior to November 29, which is important as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People—including advertising, literature distribution, local and national actions, and much more.
Your active involvement is very important. Get involved with Friends of Ahmad Sa’adat—join the international network, form a local group or committee, or act as a supporter with other groups in your area—and help to raise awareness and work to free Ahmad Sa’adat and all Palestinian political prisoners!
To join the Friends of Ahmad Sa’adat coordination email list, for discussion and planning of local, national and international actions, please enter your email address at http://www.freeahmadsaadat.org/friends.html or directly email firstname.lastname@example.org.