Petition and silent protest for release of Shaykh Raed Salah


Monday 4 July 5.30-7pm opposite Downing Street

On Friday 1st July Shaykh Raed Salah was transferred from an Immigration Detention Centre to a formal prison. No good reason for this transfer has been given. The transfer to prison will significantly interfere with the preparation of Shaykh Salah’s appeal against the Deportation Order. The deadline for Shaykh Salah to Appeal is the 6th July 2011. The prison have informed Shaykh Salah’s lawyer that his legal team will not be able to visit him until the 11th July, 5 days after the deadline is due to pass.

The silent protest will symbolise both the British government’s attempt to silence Shaykh Raed Salah, and the government’s prevention of him speaking to his legal team.

Palestinians unite over condemnation of British government’s treatment of Shaykh Raed Salah

The Palestinian National Assembly for Jerusalem has expressed its dismay and condemnation of the British government’s action, joining with members of the Israeli Knesset, Fatah, Salam Fayyad, and the Follow Up Committee. Concern over his continued incarceration unites Palestinians from right across the Palestinian political spectrum.

Called by PSC, Stop the War Coalition, British Muslim Initiative, Palestinian Forum in Britain and Friends of Al-Aqsa

Please sign this petition which we plan to hand in to the Home Secretary for the release of Shaykh Salah.

We the undersigned:

• Call for the immediate release of Shaykh Raed Salah

• Call upon the Home Secretary to drop the deportation charges

• Consider Shaykh Raed Salah a human rights activist

• Call upon Home Secretary to allow him to refute and/or challenge the accusation levelled against him in court