Update: Sireen Khudairi released

Sireen was released earlier today. Thank you to everyone who took action and showed practical solidarity with Sireen.

The following report on Sireen Khudiri’s abduction and release was issued on Facebook by Solidarity Movement for a Free Palestine:

Sireen Khudairi

Sireen Khudairi

08 January 2014: Sireen Khudairi released after enduring a day of relentless questioning.

SFP is pleased and relieved to announce that Sireen was released today at 17:15 from Salem Military Court to the safety of her family.

Sireen was brought to the Courtroom at 10:30am after being made to stand outside for an hour with her hands and feet shackled and without a jacket.

Once brought into the Courtroom Sireen endured a relentless questioning until 17:00. During this time her feet remained shackled and she was made to stand throughout with no jacket in a freezing courtroom.

An international was present throughout the proceedings and was also able to observe several other Court proceedings of kidnapped Palestinians. Continue reading

URGENT: contact your Embassy to demand Sireen’s release

Sireen Khudairy was arrested again at 4am on Tuesday 7th January 2014. According to reports she has been taken to Huwwara military point.When the Israeli army took her from her home they didn’t show any papers to her or the person she was with.

This follows 8 months of harassment of this 24 year old Palestinian woman who is a teacher and supporter of the non-violent activist. She was previously imprisoned from May to July 2013, and has been subjected to frequent harassment ever since. See further details at https://freesireen.wordpress.com/2013/12/08/appeal-for-action-call-on-the-israeli-occupation-forces-to-stop-their-intimidation-and-harassment-of-sireen-khudairy/#more-98.

Please help by contacting your Embassies urgently to demand her release and spread her appeal widely. Follow updates on https://www.facebook.com/FreeSireenKhudiri?ref=hl.

Please contact us to let us know any action you take. We will pass this information on to her family.

Late night phone calls, threats and harassment

Israeli Occupation Forces use every means possible to subjugate and subdue those who dare to challenge their occupation. In the case of Sireen khudairy they have imprisoned her, placed her under house arrest, raided her family home several times, and threatened her to such as extent that she is now in hiding, unable to see her family and friends.

We have already reported on much of this harassment (https://freesireen.wordpress.com), but it’s the other harassment, that happens away from the eyes of Sireen’s family and friends, that is designed to denigrate and break her. Continue reading

Appeal for Action: Call on Israeli Occupation Forces to stop their harassment of Sireen Khudairy

Sireen Khudairy, a 24 year old Palestinian teacher and non-violent activist, has been in hiding since 11th November. Following intimidation and harassment of herself and her family she is unable to return home, for fear that she will be kidnapped by the Israeli Occupation Forces and imprisoned for a long period of time.

Her family are asking all her Palestinian and International friends and supporters to:

  • publicise Sireen’s case
  • lobby elected representatives to put pressure in the IOF to stop their intimidation and harassment of Sireen and her family

Incarceration: May to July 2013
Release from prison
11th November 2013 raid on Sireen’s home
Sireen’s family home raided again on 27th November
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Occupation forces continue to harass of Sireen Khudairy: November 2013

Sireen is now in hiding, following two raid’s on her family home on 11th and 27th November. She is scared to return home for fear that she will be kidnapped by the Israeli Occupation Forces and imprisoned for a long period of time. She is therefore unable to complete her upcoming exams to finish her studies.

Her family are asking all her Palestinian and International friends and supporters to:

  • publicise Sireen’s case
  • lobby elected representatives to put pressure in the IOF to stop their intimidation and harassment of Sireen and her family

Please circulate this appeal widely, and take whatever action you are able to.