Video by South African Activists Call for Freedom of Bilal Kayed (VIDEO)

Former SA intelligence minster, Ronnie Kasrils. (Photo: via Youtube)

A new video from the Palestine Solidarity Campaign in Johannesburg, South Africa highlights the struggle of Palestinian prisoner Bilal Kayed and fellow Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli prisons.

Kayed, 34, is today on his 59th day of a hunger strike against his administrative detention without charge or trial. He was ordered to administrative detention on June 13 after the completion of his 14.5-year sentence in Israeli prison.

Israel has refused to remove the handcuffs with which Kayed is shackled to his hospital bed in Barzilai Hospital. He has three prison guards in his ward and has been threatened with forcible treatment at any moment.

Participants in the video include former South African Minister of Intelligence Ronnie Kasrils, filmmaker Karima Effendi, migrant rights activist Roshan Dadoo, trade unionist Alan Horwitz, educator Fatima Rahiman, fashion designer Nandi Kubheka, journalist Amina Frense, and Afro-Middle East Media’s Mahlatse Mpya.

These participants came together on Johannesburg’s Constitution Hill, formerly the site of an infamous apartheid-era prison and today the home of South Africa’s Constitutional Court.

(Samidoun, PC)

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