'Palestine1948' Prisoners' Rights Delegation Visits Derry
'Palestine1948' Prisoners' Rights Delegation Visits
Derry In Ireland
UFree Network | Media Centre
A Delegation from Palestine 48 comprised of Meezan Centre for Human Rights and Yousef Al Sedeeq Institute for Prisoners Protection, was today officially greeted by Kevin Campbell, Mayor of Derry, Ireland. The Mayor received the group at historical Free Derry Corner where they each exchanged welcoming gifts. The Delegation then toured the Museum of Free Derry and met with Bloody Sunday family member John Kelly who lost his brother Michael Kelly aged 17 on that day.
A tour of the Bogside , Derry Murals, and Monuments followed by a visit and lunch with veteran Irish Republican community activist and former MLA Mary Nelis. During the Irish struggle Mary and three sons in jail as Political Prisoners. Her son, former prisoner and Blanketman, Donnacha McNelis who held informal discussions on the period of the Hungerstrike in Ireland.
The day ended with the Palestinian group attending a meeting held at Tar Abhaile Prisoners Organisation in Derry where they met with a group of former Irish Political Prisoners who facilitated mutual discussions for two hours.
Palestinian delegation is comprised of lawyers, former
prisoners and representatives of the Yousef Al Sedeeq
prisoners organisation and Meezan Centre in Palestine 48.
The successful visit today was organised by UFree Network
and coordinated by Irish Friends of Palestine. Tomorrow the
group will travel to Belfast city for a tour and to meet
with politicians who are former Political Prisoners and also
with Coiste Na nIarchimi which is the umbrella organisation
for the Republican ex-prisoner network across
UFree Network is an independent European-wide human rights network; set up to defend the rights of Palestinian political prisoners and detainees.
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