Shame on G4S - Picket

by Bristol Palestine Solidarity Campaign
on Wednesday 27 Feb 2013

type: Event Notice
topic: Protests
region: Bristol
event time: Friday 01 Feb 2013 13:00

Friday 1st March

Shame on G4S - Picket

Picket the G4S “Cash Solutions” depot, 165-175 South Liberty Lane, BRISTOL BS3 2TW

Time 1-3pm

Bring banners, placards, drums, whistles, megaphones, and voices.

In memory of Arafat Jaradat,

in protest at the child prisoners,

and in solidarity with the hunger-strikers

Organised by Bristol Palestine Solidarity Campaign

 

Arafat Jaradat – Tortured to Death

Arafat Jaradat, 30 yr old Palestinian father of 2 children aged 4 and 2 yrs old, married with a pregnant wife, was arrested on suspicion of throwing a stone. 5 days later, last Saturday 23rd Feb 2013 he was dead, after being tortured by Israel’s security service Shin Bet. Postmortem revealed clear signs of torture: beating on chest, lashes on his back, shoulders near spine. Autopsy showed two broken ribs, blood in his nose and bruises inside his mouth.

Arafat Jaradat died in Megiddo Prison following interrogation in al-Jalame interrogation centre.

British-Danish security firm G4S help Israel secure both these prisons.

Al-Jalame interrogation centre in northern Israel contains the infamous Cell 36 where Defence for Children International reported children are locked in small filthy cells in solitary confinement, some for 65 days, with their only escape being the interrogation room where they are shackled by their hands and feet to a chair whilst being abused, sometimes for hours.

See www.inminds.com/

http://waronwant.org/campaigns/justice-for-palestine/end-g4s-complicity-in-israels-prisons

www.btselem.org/publications/summaries/2011-no-minor-matter

www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/22/palestinian-children-detained-jail-israel

Emergency demonstrations are being called in London this Friday and around the country