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Solitary confinement extended for PFLP leader Ahmad Sa'adat

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Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) on the decision by the Israeli authorities to extend the isolation of Ahmad Sa'adat. Ahmad Sa'adat is an important leader of the movement to end the occupation of Palestine.

Occupation prison authority once again extends isolation of Comrade Sa'adat

Comrade Ahmad Sa'adat, the imprisoned General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine has, once again, had his isolation and solitary confinement extended by the Zionist prison administration. On April 25, 2010, Comrade Sa'adat's solitary confinement was extended for an additional six months.

The PFLP denounced this continued isolation and emphasized that these violations of Comrade Sa'adat's rights will never deter him, his party nor his people from continuing the revolutionary national struggle for our liberation. In a statement, the Front emphasized that this cowardly decision of the occupation authority is yet another fruitless attempt to undermine the steadfastness of the national leader Ahmad Sa'adat and to prevent him from playing a leading role among the Palestinian and Arab prisoners in the concentration camps of the racist apartheid occupation regime.

The Front emphasized that the occupier is responsible for Comrade Sa'adat's life, stressing that he is suffering illnesses obtained while imprisoned. It called upon all international actors and forces, particularly the International Committee of the Red Cross, to meet their responsibilities to protect the prisoners' rights, and for international solidarity for the struggle of our prisoners', their rights, and their freedom.

The Zionist prison administration also once again extended the solitary confinement on Comrade Ahed Abu Ghoulmeh on April 25, 2010. He has been held in isolation since January 14, 2010 in Nafha prison, and has been subject to a series of violations, including the placing of surveillance cameras inside his cell. He has been prohibited from visits for over five months, and has been subject to constant repressive practices and deprivation of his basic rights. Comrade leader Abu Ghoulmeh was abducted with Comrade Leader Sa'adat and his comrades by the Zionist army on March 14, 2006, from Jericho prison, where they had been held under the PA. The Zionists accuse Comrade Abu Ghoulmeh of being the leader of the Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades, the armed wing of the PFLP, in the West Bank, and planning the assassination of racist extremist tourism minister Rehavam Ze'evi in retaliation for the occupation army's assassination of PFLP General Secretary Abu Ali Mustafa.

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