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Urgent petition: save Muhammad Al-Qiq`s life
Nearly a thousand Israeli citizens have already signed the petition calling
for release of huger-striking detainee Mohammad Al Qiq
(Hebrew before English in this link)

Your Honor, Mr. President Reuven Rivlin

We call upon you to urgently intervene to save the life of journalist Al
Qiq. All other means have failed and now, with the continuation of his
hunger strike, Mohammad Al Qiq is on the threshold of death.

Al Qiq is entitled to the basic human right: knowing what are the charges
against him, and being able to answer to these charges. If no guilt is
found, then he must be released, immediately. This right is granted to all
Israelis. It is granted to all human beings residing in free countries. Why
is Al Qiq not allowed to share in it?

The state of Israel has turned Administrative Detentions (imprisonment with
no charges, no time limit, no rights) into an arbitrary, widespread tool for

Al Qiq objects to the `deals` offered to him because they take for granted
his guilt. Moreover, such `deals` were struck in the past with earlier
hunger striking detainees – whereupon the hunger strike stopped, the person
was released and… a few months later, was back again in detention.

Honorable President, please intervene on behalf of journalist Al Qiq. Save
the life of this man of honor and dignity. This shall also contribute to the
strengthening our nowadays shaky democracy.

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