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Pro-Palestine activists arguing the immediate release of Dr. Issam Bassalat

Wednesday, June 6, 2021.(In Palestine Today)- A group of Palestinians and Pro-Palestine activists from Palestine Sunbird, VPalestine, Palestine Online and Palestine Defense, lunched an online campaign urging the immediate release of Palestinian doctor Issam Hijjawi Bassalat, imprisoned in the British-occupied north of Ireland in Maghaberry Prison.

Issam was detained in British jails without any charges and the UK government is refusing to release him despite his deteriorating health condition.

Dr. Issam Hijjawi Bassalat is well-known for his commitment to freedom, equality, justice and human rights, and for his support for the oppressed peoples of the world. Since 16 September 2020, he and his nine detained comrades have been on a hunger strike. Not only has Issam been unfairly denied bail based on sensationalistic and exaggerated allegations, he has also been subjected repeatedly to isolation. This has been justified as a COVID-19 protection; however, other detainees at the same prison have not been re-isolated after returning from medical testing. This ongoing isolation appears to be punitive and targeted.

Source: In Palestine Today

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