International Day for the Freedom of the Palestinian Political Prisoners !


International Day for the Freedom of the Palestinian Political Prisoners ! – Pour la libération des Prisonniers politiques palestiniens ! Internationale Dag voor de Palestijnse Gevangenen !

Friday, 15 April 2011 12:00 – Demonstration at the European Commission, at the roundabout Schuman – Manifestation devant la Commission européenne, au rond-point Schuman – Demonstratie voor de Europese Commissie, Rond Punt Schuman

Alliance for Freedom and Dignity (AFD Belgique, Arab Commission for Human Rights-Commission arabe pour les Droits humains (ACHR, Association des Familles & Ami(e)s des Prisonniers – Vereniging van Families & Vrienden van Gevangenen (AF&FA), Barnard-Boecker Centre Foundation (, CAPJPO-EuroPalestine (, Comité Action Palestine (, Comité BDS-ULB, Comité Verviers Palestine, Coordination de l’Appel de Strasbourg (, Egalité (, Egalité Sans Guillemets asbl (ESG asbl), Free Gaza Movement (Belgium, General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS Belgium ), Gents Actie Platform Palestina (GAPP, International Solidarity Movement France (ISM) (, International Solidarity Movement Gaza (ISM) (, Links Ecologisch Forum (LEF) – Forum Gauche Ecologie (FGE) (,
Ligue Communiste Révolutionnaire (LCR,, MCPalestine (, Palestina Solidariteit (http://, Stichting Palestijnse vrouwen in Nederland, Stichting Talliq – Recht voor Palestijnse kinderen ( ), Stop de Bezetting (, Ufree – The European Network to support the Rights of the Palestinian Prisoners (, Unie van Arabische Studenten (UvAS) (,

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The Chechen refugee Arbi Zarmaev, who was tortured in the Belgian prisons of Bruges and Hasselt,is still isolated 24 hours to 24 hours in the prison of Bruges. (More information via Google)


One thought on “International Day for the Freedom of the Palestinian Political Prisoners !

  1. kruitvat Post author

    Human rights

    Human rights are “rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled.” Proponents of the concept usually assert that everyone is endowed with certain entitlements merely by reason of being human. Human rights are thus conceived in a universalist and egalitarian fashion. Such entitlements can exist as shared norms of actual human moralities, as justified moral norms or natural rights supported by strong reasons, or as legal rights either at a national level or within international law. However, there is no consensus as to the precise nature of what in particular should or should not be regarded as a human right in any of the preceding senses, and the abstract concept of human rights has been a subject of intense philosophical debate and criticism.
    The human rights movement emerged in the 1970s, especially from former socialists in eastern and western Europe, with major contributions also from the United States and Latin America. The movement quickly gelled as social activism and political rhetoric in many nations put it high on the world agenda. By the 21st century, Moyn has argued, the human rights movement expanded beyond its original anti-totalitarianism to include numerous causes involving humanitarianism and social and economic development in the Third World.
    Many of the basic ideas that animated the movement developed in the aftermath of the Second World War, culminating in its adoption by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Paris by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. While the phrase “human rights” is relatively modern the intellectual foundations of the modern concept can be traced through the history of philosophy and the concepts of natural law rights and liberties as far back as the city states of Classical Greece and the development of Roman Law. The true forerunner of human rights discourse was the concept of natural rights which appeared as part of the medieval Natural law tradition, became prominent during the Enlightenment with such philosophers as John Locke, Francis Hutcheson, and Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui, and featured prominently in the political discourse of the American Revolution and the French Revolution.

    ‘All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood’. (Article 1 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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