An appeal to international bodies from 140 human rights organizations

An appeal to international bodies from 140 human rights organizations

A humanitarian appealImportantMainPress Release

Date:30 Dec 2022

Press Release

An appeal to international bodies from 140 human rights organizations

The undersigned human rights organizations express their strong condemnation of the murder of the Palestinian martyr prisoner Nasser Abu Hamid behind the iron bars of Zionist racism, which exposes the fate that Israel is preparing for Palestinian prisoners in general and for the sick among them, in particular.

It is well known that Israel has broken all criminal records against the Palestinian people during a period of 74 years, that is, from the Great Nakba in 1948 to the present day. A crime that goes beyond the limits of imagination. That in addition to being the only state in the world that keeps the bodies of many Palestinians whom it kills under torture while humiliating their families, it continues to torture sick prisoners until they die. The despicable and shameful silence of the world encourages Israel to continue its terrible barbaric and racist practice.

The epic of the captive martyr, Nasser Abu Hamid, is one of the clearest examples of Israel’s culture of racial brutality. He comes from a Palestinian family known for his patriotism and sacrifices. He and four of his brothers were sentenced to life imprisonment, while his fifth brother, Abd al-Rahim, was killed by Israeli bullets. Nasser Abu Hamid contracted cancer while in captivity and under torture and physical abuse by the prison administration, a practice known to all who pay attention to the suffering of the Palestinian people.

It was the Israeli occupation and apartheid authorities who caused his serious state of health and murdered him, depriving him of all medical treatment. He went into a coma and his family couldn’t see him. Today, these same authorities keep his body and refuse to hand it over to his family. With the medical negligence (slow murder) of the prisoner Nasser Abu Hamid committed by the occupation authorities, the number of martyrs from the captive movement rose to 233 martyrs since 1967, including 74 martyrs as a result of the crime of medical negligence (slow murder).

Today, all prisoners face the same fate, especially those with incurable diseases.

The undersigned human rights organizations appeal to all international bodies dealing with human rights and international humanitarian law and those concerned with the protection of prisoners and the civilian population under occupation, in particular the International Committee of the Red Cross, so that they express more clearly, with courage and honesty their condemnation of these crimes against humanity committed by the Israeli occupation authorities and the apartheid against the prisoners. These crimes constitute a flagrant violation of all the rules and norms of international human rights law and international humanitarian law, in particular the Third Geneva Convention of 1949 concerning the protection of prisoners of war and the United Nations Convention United Against Torture Act of 1984, and calls for them to prosecute Israeli officials for war crimes, crimes against humanity, torture, terrorism, and apartheid before the competent international courts. These organizations cannot evade their responsibility, which justifies their very existence and call on all the world’s free peoples to work to stop this massacre that has lasted for 74 years.

The undersigned organizations are calling for an international fact-finding committee to open an urgent investigation into the circumstances of the death, and to announce its results, so that those responsible for these crimes committed against the prisoners will be held accountable. The fact that the Israeli officials remain unpunished for the crimes they commit constitutes a disgrace to all those who evade relief for the Palestinian prisoners in the prisons of the Israeli occupation and apartheid state.

Human rights organizations also call on all international bodies concerned with human rights to work for the immediate release of the bodies of Palestinian martyrs, which are being held by the Israeli occupation and apartheid authorities.

Signataires :

  1. Coordination for Maghreb Human Rights Organizations (include 26 HR organizations from Morocco, Mauretania, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya)
  2. The Moroccan Coalition for Human Rights Bodies (includes 23 Moroccan human rights organizations)
  3. The Jordan Federation of the independent Trade Unions
  4. Union of Palestinian Working Women Committees / Lebanon
  5. Tunisian Coalition Against the Death Penalty
  6. The Human Rights Coalition to Stop the Aggression, Lift the Siege, and Build Peace in Yemen (includes 10 organizations from ten Arab countries)
  7. The Academic Assembly for the support of Palestine-Lebanon
  8. Women’s Cultural Assembly for Democracy / Iraq
  9. Cultural Rally for Democracy / Iraq
  10. NGOs Platform (Tajamoh)(includes 50 organizations)/Lebanon
  11. Lebanese Democratic Women Gathering
  12. Iraqi Coalition Against the Death Penalty
  13. The Iraqi Alliance for Human Rights Organizations (includes 55 organizations)
  14. The Arab Coalition against the Death Penalty (includes 9 coalitions in 8 countries)
  15. Transparency Morocco
  16. The Moroccan Front in Support of Palestine and Against Normalization(18 organizations(
  17. Ibn Rushd Association for Development and Democracy / Iraq
  18. Jordanian Women’s Union Association
  19. The Jordan Society for Human Rights
  20. Bahrain Human Rights Society
  21. Baraem Association for Social Work/Lebanon
  22. The Palestinian National Heritage Society in Lebanon
  23. Civil Solidarity Association / Tunis
  24. Tunisian Association for Cultural Movement
  25. Tunisian Association of Democratic Women
  26. Lebanese Association of Democratic Jurists
  27. Oak Society/Jordan
  28. Working Women’s Association/Jordan
  29. Association of the International Cultural Network for Palestine
  30. Maghreb Workers Association Netherlands
  31. Al-Quds Cultural and Social Association / Lebanon
  32. The Lebanese Association for the Support of the Boycott Law
  33. Bahraini Women’s Association
  34. Women’s Association for Women’s Development and Development/ Yemen
  35. Moroccan Association for Human Rights
  36. The Moroccan Association for Women Progressive
  37. Moroccan Association for the Elimination of Violence against Women
  38. University Cultural Forum Association / Lebanon
  39. Association of the Economic and Social Forum for Women / Jordan
  40. Mauritanian Association for the Promotion of Rights
  41. Mauritanian Association for Human Rights
  42. Association Najdeh Social / Lebanon
  43. Arab Women Organization-Jordan
  44. I am a Human Soceity for Rights of Persons with Disability
  45. Jothor Society for Human Rights-Jordan
  46. Jose Marti Association of Arab-Latin American Solidarity
  47. Rachel Corrie Association for People’s Solidarity
  48. Roaa Women Association-Jordan
  49. Network of Hope Association for Relief and Sustainable Development / Morocco
  50. Women’s Network Society for Women Support/ Jordan
  51. Chamoua Association for Equality/Morocco
  52. Mossawa Association – Wardat Boutros for Women’s Action/Lebanon
  53. Association of the Jordanian Women’s Solidarity Institute
  54. Orient Forum Association for Freedom and Peace
  55. Amman Forum for Human Rights Association/Jordan
  56. Women’s Association for Jerusalem / Lebanon
  57. Nashaz Association / Tunisia
  58. Protecting human rights defenders around the Arab world/ France
  59. The International Campaign to End the Siege on Yemen
  60. League of Prisoners of the Occupied Interior / Palestine
  61. Tunisian League for Tolerance
  62. The Algerian League for Defense Human Rights
  63. Iraqi Women’s Association
  64. Association of Women Heads of Families from Mauritania
  65. Iraqi League for Human Rights Trainers
  66. The Jordanian Network for Human Rights (includes 11 human rights organizations)
  67. The Moroccan Democratic Network for Solidarity with the Peoples(includes 38 Commission)
  68. Network of Women Lawyers and Lawyers Against the Death Penalty/Morocco
  69. Women’s Peace and Security Network (Yemen)
  70. Iraqi Democratic Future Network
  71. Haqqi Network of Women Human Rights Defenders
  72. The Syrian Federation of Human Rights Organizations and Bodies
  73. Committees for the Defense of Democratic Freedoms and Human Rights in Syria (LDH)
  74. Committee on Public Liberties and Human Rights / Palestinian Bar Association
  75. Syrian Medical Committee/Paris
  76. Arab Commission for Human Rights
  77. Lebanese Women’s Rights Committee
  78. Support Committee for Syrian Released Prisoners and Detainees in Israeli Occupation Prisons
  79. The Committee for the Respect of Freedoms and Human Rights in Tunisia
  80. World Council for Rights and Freedoms
  81. Lawyers for Justice /Yemen
  82. Lawyers Without Borders/Yemen
  83. Freedom Observatory in Morocco
  84. International Observatory for Documentation of Human Rights Violations/ Argentina
  85. The Arab Observatory for Human Rights and Citizenship/ Lebanon
  86. French Observatory for Human Rights/Paris
  87. The Moroccan Observatory Against Normalization
  88. Euro-Mediterranean Center for Migration and Development/Netherlands
  89. Al-Badeel Center for Studies and Research/Jordan
  90. Women’s Studies Center / Palestine
  91. Middle East Center for Development and Human Rights / Palestine
  92. Phenix Center for Economics & Informatics Studies/Jordan
  93. Center for International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights/Yemen
  94. Women’s Center for Legal Aid and Counselling/Palestine
  95. Human Rights Center for Memory and Archives/Morocco
  96. Center for the Protection and Freedom of Journalists / Jordan
  97. Handala Center for Prisoners and Released Prisoners
  98. Damascus Center for Theoretical and Civil Studies
  99. Amman Center for Human Rights Studies (ACHRS)
  100. Eye of Humanity Center for Rights and Development / Yemen
  101. Metro Center for Defending the Rights of Journalists/ Iraq
  102. Scandinavian Institute of Human Rights/Geneva
  103. International Institute for Peace, Justice and Human Rights/Geneva
  104. Houran Forum for Citizenship/Syria
  105. Economic and Social Forum for Women/Jordan
  106. Bahrain Forum for Human Rights
  107. Renewal Forum for Citizen and Democratic Thought / Tunisia
  108. Sisters Arab Forum for Human Rights (Yemen)
  109. Sudanese National Civil Forum(includes 54 civil society organizations) / Sudan
  110. Moroccan Forum for Truth and Equity
  111. Organization of Persons with Dual Disabilities/Yemen
  112. African Organization for Human Rights Monitoring/Morocco
  113. Libyan Academic Organization
  114. Coexistence Organization for Arts and Cultures/Morocco
  115. The Tunisian Organization against Torture
  116. Gender Studies and Information Organization / Iraq
  117. International Organization for Human Rights and International Law / Norway
  118. The Arab Organization for Human Rights in Syria
  119. The Kurdish Organization for Human Rights in Syria (DAD)
  120. Egyptian Organization for Human Rights
  121. The National Organization of the Amazons of Libya
  122. National Organization for Human Rights in Syria
  123. Yemeni Organization for Dialogue of Religions and Cultures
  124. Yemeni Organization for Humanitarian Action / Yemen
  125. Freedom House Organization to defend human rights and combat slavery and its remnants/ Mauritania
  127. Human Rights Organization in Syria- Maf
  128. Desert Youth Organization for Development and Human Rights / Libya
  129. Yemeni Organization for Defense Rights and Democratic Freedoms/Yemen
  130. Journey of Jerusalem for the martyrs, prisoners and wounded / Palestine
  131. Addameer Foundation for Human Rights/ Palestine
  132. The Arab Foundation to support Civil Society and Human Rights/Egypt
  133. The Egyptian Foundation for the Advancement of Childhood Conditions/Egypt
  134. National Foundation to Combat Human Trafficking/Yemen
  135. Future Partners Foundation for Development and Human Rights – Yemen
  136. Egyptian Women’s Issues Foundation
  137. Mada Foundation for Human Rights / Iraq
  138. Press Club in Morocco
  139. The Coordination Committee for Yemeni NGOs for Children’s Rights / Yemen
  140. Moroccan Commission for Human Rights
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