March 20,2014

Palestinian NGO's delegation to attend the United Nations 25th Human Rights Council session

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Palestinian delegation of non-governmental Palestinian and European organisations is currently in Geneva to participate in the Human Rights Council at its twenty-fifth session held on 3- 28 March 2014.

The delegation is planned to participate in number of workshops in order to shed light on the Israeli violations committed against the Palestinian people as a whole and Palestinian political prisoners and detainee in particular.

UFree operations coordinator Khaled Waleed stressed on the importance of such visits to shed light on the plight of Palestinian political prisoners and detainees inside Israeli jails.

Several meetings are scheduled to be held between the delegation members and European NGOs and pro-Palestine activists, in addition to attending a number of events in support of Palestinian political prisoners and detainees.

Furthermore, seminar is going to be held on the plight of Palestinian detainees and Jerusalem issues on Saturday 22nd March 2014 at the Islamic Center in Geneva.

In his turn, spokesperson for Youssef al-Sideeq Institution Mahmoud Lwese considered the delegation's visit an important opportunity to activate Palestinian detainees' issue in international forums.

Lwese stressed on the importance of Youssef al-Siddiq's participation in the session especially that it would include the issue of Palestinian detainees from Palestinian territories of 1948 who are deprived from their basic rights in Israeli jails as part of Israeli racist policy, in addition to facing harsh sentences without any legal basis.

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