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Martina Anderson MEP Meets CEPR and Former Hungerstriker Mahmoud Sarsak

Posted by on Tuesday, 9 April, 2013

Martina Anderson MEP and other Members of the EU Parliament have held meetings with the Council for European Palestinian Relations (CEPR) and former Palestinian Hungerstriker and footbal legend Mahmoud Sarsak.

The CEPR along with Mahmoud Sarsek are continuing efforts to highlight the issue of the Palestinian prisoners at the European political level. Several meetings were organised with the European Parliament to discuss the suffering of the prisoners including the harsh conditions they face inside the occupation prisons. Dr. Arafat Shoukri of the CEPR said “It was an excellent response of European Representatives and they promised to continue to defend the issue of prisoners. The European parliament issued a statement supporting the demands of the prisoners three weeks ago.”

Sarsak was arrested on 22 July 2009 at the Erez Crossing, while travelling between his home in Gaza and the West Bank to link up with his new club Balata Youth in Balata Sarsak was held for three years without formal charges and spent three months on hunger strike prior to his release.

Martina Anderson MEP pictured to the left of Mahmoud Sarsak along with other European Left Alliance (GUE/NGL) members in Brussels and Dr Arafat Shoukari of the CEPR