Palestinian Child Prisoners. Tour starts today (Liverpool)

November 2, 2009

From a mailing received today;

“Mohammad Abu Eid, from the occupied West Bank, was 14 years old when he was detained by the Israeli forces in February 2008 and accused of throwing stones at the Wall. Mohammad was beaten, interrogated in the absence of a lawyer and family member, deceived into signing a confession, prosecuted in a military court and sentenced to four months imprisonment inside Israel. Whilst in prison, he received no education and no family visits”.

Mohammed, in the company of his mother, Somaya, will share their experiences with the audience to foster a better understanding of the situation facing Palestinian children. They will be joined by Gerard Horton, from Defence for Children International – Palestine, a lawyer working in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Abdelfattah Abusrour, President of Palestinian Theatre League; an at each meeting there will be additional testimony from our esteemed UK guests who have extensive knowledge of the region and the shocking situation facing vulnerable children.

All public meetings start at 7pm and finish at 9pm
Monday 2 November, Liverpool

Quaker Meeting House, School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BT
Chair: Betty Hunter
Guest: Dr. Derek Summerfield

Tuesday 3 November, London

Mander Hall, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD
Chair: Sir Geoffrey Bindman
Guests: Baroness Helena Kennedy and Christine Blower

Wednesday 4 November, Sheffield

Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James Street, Sheffield S1 2EW
Chair: Hugh Lanning
Guest: Bruce Kent and Musheir El-Farra

Thursday 5 November, Oxford

Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate’s, Oxford, OX1 1BX
Chair: Victoria Brittain
Guests: Danny Friedman and Karma Nabulsi

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