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Political Prisoners in Israeli Jails: A conversation with Sahar Francis and Sobhi al-Zobaidi PDF Print E-mail
Mar 04, 2018 at 02:43 PM
3:30:5:00 pm, March 5, 2018
Room 1425 Harbor Centre, 515 W Hastings street.
 
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Since 2006, Sahar Francis has been the director of Addameer Prisoner Support and Humans Rights Association, a Palestinian NGO. She has over 20 years of human rights experience and was on the Board of Defence for Children International - Palestine Sector for 4 years.

Sobhi al-Zobaidi is a Palestinian filmmaker, writer and restauranteur, residing in Vancouver. In 2001, Sobhi produced a long documentary film on Palestinian political prisoners “Light at the End of the Tunnel”.

The event is free and open to the public. As seating is limited, be sure to RSVP.
 
We would like to respectfully acknowledge that the land this event takes place on is the unceded territories of the x?m?θk??y??m (Musqueam), S?wx?wú7mesh (Squamish) and sel?íl?witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) nations.
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By Barak Ravid, Haaretz Correspondent
Haaretz.
Dec. 6, 2007

Public Security Minister Avi Dichter canceled a trip to Britain over concerns he would be arrested due to his involvement in the decision to assassinate the head of Hamas' military wing in July 2002.

Fifteen people were killed in the bombing of Salah Shehade's house in Gaza, among them his wife and three children, when Dichter was head of the Shin Bet security service. He is the first minister to have to deal with a possible arrest.

Dichter was invited to take part in a conference by a British research institute on "the day after" Annapolis. He was supposed to give an address on the diplomatic process.
Dichter contacted the Foreign Ministry and sought an opinion on the matter, among other reasons because of previous cases in which complaints were filed in Britain and arrest warrants were issued on suspicion of war crimes by senior officers who served during the second intifada.

The Foreign Ministry wrote Dichter that it did not recommend he visit Britain because of a high probability that an extreme leftist organization there would file a complaint, which might lead to an arrest warrant. The ministry also wrote that because Dichter was not an official guest of the British government, he did not have immunity from arrest.

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