Leeds event: International day of action to Free Ahed

Join us in demanding the freedom of 16-year-old Palestinian activist, Ahed Tamami.

Ahed was arrested in the middle of the night on December 19, 2017. A few days before then, during a protest of Donald Trump’s declaration on Jerusalem, she stood up to soldiers trying to invade her home. For this, Israel intends to make an example of her.

Ahed’s military court trial on 12 charges begins January 31, the day of her 17th birthday. On January 30, the night before, across the world, the international community is taking to the streets.

Last week, the military judge ruled Ahed “too dangerous” to be released. She and her mother, Nariman, are to be remanded through trial. Israeli military court has an over 99% conviction rate. Holding Ahed violates the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which Israel is a signer.

Having lived her entire life under occupation, and having spent the past month in military detention, Ahed’s childhood has already been stolen from her. Now, she is facing up to 10 years in prison. On January 30, we will demand freedom for Ahed, Freedom for Jerusalem, freedom for Palestine.

Join us in Leeds on January 30th at 1pm, Briggate (between Body Shop and Harvey Nichols) and again at 5.30pm, and show your support for Ahed.

Free Ahed

 

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