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CAFÉ PALESTINE 23Saturday 1st May
6.15pm UK time / 8.15pm Palestine time
‘Imprisonment without Trial:Purposes, consequences and Palestinian resistance’
With Sahar Francis, Director of Addameer,and Dr Samah Jabr

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The Cafe will open with music at 6.15pm (UK) / 8.15pm (Pal)
The discussion will start at 6.30pm (UK) / 8.30pm (Pal)
The event is expected to finish at about 8.00pm (UK) / 10.00pm (Pal)

This event will be chaired by Lama Khouri, (Palestine Global Mental Health Network)

Sahar and Samah will discuss “administrative detention”, the stark violation of the right to a fair trial that forms part of Israel’s apartheid apparatus designed to control and delegitimize the Palestinian people. They will consider the psychological impact of this inhumane practice, and the strategies employed by prisoners to resist.In recent years, Palestinian prisoners and detainees have resorted to hunger strikes to protest unjust Israeli detention policies and cruel prison conditions, including the use of solitary confinement, denial of family visits, medical negligence and torture. 

نوفر خدمة الترجمة إلى اللغة العربية في مقهى فلسطين لمن يحتاجون إلىها، سيكون هناك  ملخص حصري ومتداول باللغة العربية للعرض والأسئلة والإجابات.

إذا كنت تحتاج إلى الترجمة إلى اللغة العربية، أرسل رسالة إلى الإيميل التالي:


ستتوفر الترجمة من خلال الانضمام إلى مجموعة في تطبيق الواتساب#

ARABIC TRANSLATION AT CAFE PALESTINE: Throughout Cafe Palestine there will be a rolling Arabic text summary of the presentation, questions and answers available via WhatsApp. Please contact ukpalmhn@gmail.com if you would like to be added to the WhatsApp Arabic translation group.

Sahar Francis: sahar@addameer.ps
Sahar Francis is the Director of Ramallah-based Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, a Palestinian NGO providing legal and advocacy support to Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli and Palestinian prisons since 2006. She joined the association in 1998, first as a human rights lawyer, then as head of the Legal Unit. Sahar specializes in issues of Palestinian political prisoners, and has extensive experience litigating in the Israeli Supreme Court and Israeli military court system. Sahar worked on other human rights issues in the Society of Saint Yves in Jerusalem, also in 1997, she worked at Badil Refugee Rights Center.

Samah Jaber:
Dr. Samah Jaber is the Head of Mental Health Unit in the Palestinian Ministry of Health and a clinical assistant professor at George Washington University. She is an experienced psychiatrist and psychotherapist practicing in the public and the private sectors within Palestine, human right activist and a writer, with a demonstrated history of working in mental health services. Skilled in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Clinical Research, and clinical prevision. Dr, Samah is a graduated from the School of Medicine at Al Quds University and has pursued advanced training in psychiatry and child psychotherapy in France, England and Palestine

Other links

1. Film “Derrieres les Fronts” and Khader Adnan

This Café meeting may include extracts from this excellent documentary. Built around the writings of Dr Samah Jabr, Derrieres Les Fronts includes interviews with one of the prisoners, Khader Adnan, who has refused food over extended periods of time in protesting their imprisonment without trial. The full film can be viewed on Vimeo for £4 (UK): https://vimeo.com/ondemand/305640

2. “War on the Mind” Conference 15th May

This is a day conference organized by Bradford on Avon Friends of Palestine, hosted by the Balfour Project, and supported by the UK Palestine Mental Health Network. The flyer is attached, and below is a link to a page with information about the conference on the website of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Attendance is free. Please attend, and share the promotional material widely.
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Conference flyer: