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Palestinian political prisoner Ahmad Sa'adat transferred to new isolation unit

By Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

Comrade Sa'adat transferred to Eshel prison as PFLP calls for prisoners' freedom

Comrade Ahmad Sa'adat, the imprisoned General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, was once again moved from one prison to another, this time to the isolation unit at Eshel prison from the isolation unit in Ramon prison. The PFLP immediately condemned this action as part of an ongoing, and failed, attempt to undermine the morale and steadfastness of Comrade Sa'adat and his fellow Palestinian prisoners.

The PFLP statement, issued on February 16, 2010, said that these arbitrary measures fall within the context of an official policy of pressure, attempted intimidation and reprisals against Comrade Sa'adat that has continued since the moment of his abduction from Jericho prison through his continued forced isolation.

The Front called upon all international institutions, particularly the International Committee of the Red Cross, to act to protect Palestinian prisoners, end isolation and administrative detention, and free the thousands of prisoners of freedom in the jails of the occupier.

Comrade Nasser Kafarneh, member of the Political Bureau of the PFLP, replied to recent remarks by Benjamin Netanyahu, the Zionist prime minister, that Comrade Sa'adat would not be released while he was in office, saying that these remarks come as no surprise. He said that Comrade Sa'adat's imprisonment is a national issue that will be dealt with by all Palestinian factions, particularly those holding the captured occupation soldier Gilad Shalit, saying those factions are committed to breaking Israeli conditions attempting to empty an exchange deal of any substantive value.

Comrade Kafarneh emphasized that Comrade Sa'adat's imprisonment is directed against the entire Palestinian people, and stressed the importance of his release as a national goal. He said that international bodies have a particular responsibility toward Comrade Sa'adat, because of the complicity of the U.S. and Britain in his abduction, stressing that the Front will be struggling to free Comrade Sa'adat and all Palestinian prisoners in occupation jails.

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