ACTION ALERT Hunger striker Mohammad Allan in coma, near death

 Contact the White House and State Department now to demand his release

(WASHINGTON DC 08/14/2015) – Political prisoner attorney Mohammad Allan is in a coma and on a ventilator, reportedly near death, after 59 days of a hunger strike he waged to protest being held under administrative detention.

Under administrative detention, prisoners are held without charge or trial. They are usually held for six months at a time period, which can be renewed indefinitely. The tactic, used commonly by Israel against Palestinians, contravenes numerous international laws as well as American laws the stipulate recipients of US foreign aid must uphold human rights. 

Allan began his hunger strike on June 16, 2015 to protest the May renewal of his administrative detention for a further six months. in May. Israeli occupation authorities have refused Allan’s call to be released and instead tried to coerce Allan to end his hunger strike, according to prisoners’ rights group Addameer.  

TAKE ACTION NOW

As is the case with many Palestinian political prisoners, Israel has deprived Allan of his rights to due process. They have held him for nine months without bringing any charges against him or without a trial. 

The United States, as Israel’s largest financial supporter, is in a unique position to pressure Israel to release Allan. Call, email and Tweet today to ask President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry to uphold our American values of justice, liberty and due process by demanding Israel release Allan today and to ensure he gets adequate medical treatment. 

 CONTACT INFO

White House - 202-456-1111

Secretary Kerry - 202-647-9572

TALKING POINTS

  • Administrative Detention violates international laws and American laws.
  • American law stipulates that countries receiving US foreign military assistance must uphold human rights. 
  • Holding Mohammad Allan without charge or trial is inhumane and violates all American values we hold so dear.
  • Demand Israel release Allan immediately and ensure he receives proper medical attention. 

EMAIL

TWEET

President Barack Obama - @POTUS
Secretary Kerry - @JohnKerry

SAMPLE TWEETS

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.@POTUS @JohnKerry Plz demand Israel release dying hunger striker #MohammadAllan Administrative Detention is illegal and against US values

Administrative detention is illegal and goes against our values yet we still support Israel #MohammadAllan is dying @POTUS @JohnKerry

Do not let #MohammadAllan die for fighting for his human rights @POTUS @JohnKerry