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Peru's Palestinian Communities Demand Ahed Tamimi's Release

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Peru's Palestinian communities are calling for the release of Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian teen activist who has been languishing in prison since December alongside hundreds of other children arrested by Israeli authorities.'Human rights do not have borders, political banners or colors,' said Omar Chehade, president of the Palestinian Federation of Peru. Members of the eastern communities paraded through Peru's streets, demanding the children be released and that their human rights be observed. Reports from the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) and the Palestinian Human Rights Association say imprisoned youths are also subject to torture and threats by those supporting the Zionist movement. Ahed's trial is due to resume March 11, behind closed doors and closed to the media.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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