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  • Over 2000 signatures demand Zubeidi’s release | The Freedom Theatre
    Zakaria Zubeidi s immediate release from punitive detention in the Palestinian Authority s prison Zakaria Zubeidi co founder of The Freedom Theatre and a central figure in the Palestinian resistance was on Monday September 17 sentenced to another 19 days in Palestinian Authority prison where he has been held since May 13 No charges or evidence of wrongdoing have been presented against him Zakaria Zubeidi has been severely mistreated during his time in punitive detention and his rights have repeatedly been violated He has resumed a full food and fluid strike and has been told by a doctor that he only has a few more days to live The petition states We the undersigned call upon you President Abbas to take urgent steps to ensure Zakaria Zubeidi s immediate release from punitive detention and to ensure a fair trial for any allegations for which there is sufficient evidence to stand up in court We ask you to ensure that Palestinian law is upheld in this matter as well as in all other matters involving illegal imprisonment or treatment of prisoners Human Rights Watch has strongly criticized the Palestinian Authority s handling of Zakaria Zubeidi s case Bill van Esveld senior Middle East researcher at Human Rights Watch stated recently For more than four months the PA has violated Zubeidi s basic due process rights to be charged and tried and continues to ignore his statements that interrogators tortured him The PA s foreign donors should urgently pressure it to end the impunity and arbitrary detentions that Zubeidi s case exemplifies and that he is risking his life to protest The delegation visiting President Abbas on Thursday will include the Managing Director of The Freedom Theatre the Artistic Director of The Freedom Theatre the Chairperson of The Freedom Theatre s Board

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/news/over-2000-signatures-demand-zubeidis-release/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Zubeidi resumes death fast as detention extended | The Freedom Theatre
    have been a freedom fighter since I was born and it s unjust for me to die here This decision is unjust and means you want to kill me but I want to choose how I will die In four days there will be a funeral from Jericho to Jenin Zubeidi concluded Zubeidi s wife who attended the hearing broke down in tears when the ruling was announced She said This is a humiliation for the Palestinian resistance Someone who was the leader of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades in 2002 is now suffering inside a Palestinian Authority prison instead of an Israeli prison The court hearing was also attended by members of The Freedom Theatre and friends of Zubeidi s from all over the world Zubeidi was clearly touched by the support waving and smiling to his colleagues and friends When the proceedings ended international and Palestinian supporters stood and chanted Shame Shame The world is watching you and This is Palestinian democracy You are no better than the Israelis The judge ordered a further 19 days of detention for Zubeidi bowing to the prosecution s request for more time to finish the investigation stating that these 19 days was the prosecution s final chance to bring charges against Zubeidi who has been in the custody of the Palestinian Security Forces since May 13 No charges or evidence of wrongdoing have been presented Human Rights Watch has previously issued a report that strongly criticizes the Palestinian Authority s handling of Zakaria Zubeidi s case Bill van Esveld senior Middle East researcher at Human Rights Watch stated today For more than four months the PA has violated Zubeidi s basic due process rights to be charged and tried and continues to ignore his statements that interrogators tortured him The PA

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/news/zubeidi-resumes-death-fast-as-detention-extended/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Freedom Bus seminars | The Freedom Theatre
    writers and scholars Join the seminars to learn more about the mechanisms of occupation colonialism apartheid and global imperialism and more Hear about the many ways that Palestinians and their allies are engaging in the struggle for freedom and justice The seminars will include presentations by over 18 speakers including Omar Barghouti Sam Bahour Mazin Qumsiyeh Khalil Nakhleh Ibrahim Shikaki Mahmoud Zawahreh Budor Hasan Luisa Morgantini and Dawood Hammoudeh Seminars

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/news/freedom-bus-seminars/ (2016-02-17)
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  • News | The Freedom Theatre | Page 53
    three months in the Palestinian Authority s prison without charge However at a hearing on the same day the judge decided to postpone his release for one more week When Zakaria s lawyer Farid Hawash asked how it could be that Zakaria Read More Visit Italy in Jenin 25 August 2012 An evening of traditional Italian popular music and dance Tuesday 28th of August 19 00 in the garden of Cinema Jenin Presented by The Freedom Theatre Cinema Jenin and Gelato Italian ice cream L Uva Grisa a folk music band from Italy visits Jenin to share songs and dances inspired by traditional Italian street performances peasant songs and serenades Read More Zakaria Zubeidi to be released on bail 22 August 2012 In today s court hearing it was decided that Zakaria Zubeidi will be released on bail this Sunday 26th of August The bail amount has not yet been confirmed and there is limited information about the circumstances of his release More will follow Read more about Zakaria Zubeidi s case in previous news updates for example here http www thefreedomtheatre org news php id 271 Read More Zakaria Zubeidi temporarily released 19 August 2012 We begin this Eid holiday by sharing the good news that Zakaria Zubeidi co founder and avid supporter of The Freedom Theatre is finally home with his family after being imprisoned by the Palestinian Authority for more than three months Unfortunately Zakaria is not yet free he has been temporarily released over the Eid holiday after he and six other Read More Job opening at The Freedom Theatre 14 August 2012 The Freedom Theatre is looking for a Development Assistant Arabic and English Required If you are interested read the full advert here and submit your application http www idealist org view job cn6Xs52CFPbD

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/category/news/page/53/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Graphic Design workshops | The Freedom Theatre
    from Germany The idea of this design group is to share and improve skills in different design software Photoshop Illustrator InDesign FinalCut AfterEffects The workshops are aimed at supporting the creative sections of organizations in the area and is open to people who already have some experience in design software As the participants are mainly professional or semi professional designers it is foremost a peer to peer learning group where

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/news/graphic-design-workshops/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Join the Freedom Ride! | The Freedom Theatre
    Join this ride for justice and hear first hand accounts of resilience courage and determination Witness stories come alive through theatre giant puppets and music Attend seminars with some of Palestine s leading activists writers and scholars exploring issues such as the mechanisms of occupation colonialism and apartheid Meet with community members to share experiences of the many ways that they are engaging in the struggle for freedom and justice In short it will be the ride of a lifetime In addition to community visits interactive theatre performances and seminars the ride will also include several concerts featuring some of Palestine s best contemporary music artists Freedom Ride Concert 1st October Old City Beit Sahour Featuring DAM Ministry of Dub Key Palestine Street United Struggle Project See more http www facebook com events 277002862404677 Take Down the Wall 28th September Al Walajah Featuring Palestine Street Talha Wise Wolf United Struggle Project See more http www facebook com events 171123506345746 Freedom Ride Poetry and Music Night 25th September Old City Beit Sahour Featuring Awlad Al Balad Band Charlie Rishmawi Tunes for Peace See more http www facebook com events 279932582113533 ref ts If you can t join the Freedom Ride this

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/news/join-the-freedom-ride-2/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Freedom Bus Concerts | The Freedom Theatre
    News Freedom Bus Concerts Freedom Bus Concerts The September Freedom Ride is less than three weeks away In addition to community visits interactive theatre performances and seminars the ride will also include several concerts featuring some of Palestine s best contemporary music artists Freedom Ride Concert 1st October Old City Beit Sahour Featuring DAM Ministry of Dub Key Palestine Street United Struggle Project Take Down the Wall 28th September Al Walajah Featuring Palestine Street Talha Wise Wolf United Struggle Project Freedom Ride Poetry and Music Night 25th September Old City Beit Sahour Featuring Awlad Al Balad Band Charlie Rishmawi Tunes for Peace THE FREEDOM BUS The Freedom Bus an initiative of The Freedom Theatre uses interactive theatre and cultural activism to bear witness raise awareness and build alliances throughout occupied Palestine and beyond Read more on the Freedom Bus website THE SEPTEMBER FREEDOM RIDE From September 23rd October 1st 2012 Palestinians and allies from around the world will take part in a 9 day solidarity ride through the West Bank of occupied Palestine The ride will include concerts seminars community visits and Playback Theatre performances about daily life and struggle under Israeli occupation 2012 09 09 Johanna Share tweet Leave

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/news/freedom-bus-concerts/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Zakaria Zubeidi remains in prison | The Freedom Theatre
    illegal on numerous accounts At this latest court hearing the prosecution pleaded for an extension of interrogations for another 45 days based on the claim that Zakaria is a danger to public security if released The judge questioned the prosecution s motives in light of the fact that Zakaria was released for four days during the Eid holiday The judge even asked the prosecution if there are two different legal systems in application Zakaria Zubeidi s brother attended the court hearing and quoted Zakaria as saying he has had enough of the lies and false claims against him Zakaria announced that he would engage in a hunger strike to death if this farce continued The judge however pleaded that Zakaria postpone his hunger strike for another week in order for the judge to have time to scrutinize the case After a conversation with his lawyer Farid Hawash Zakaria accepted this arrangement The Freedom Theatre has followed the case very closely alongside Zakaria s lawyer organisations such as Human Rights Watch and Zakaria s many friends around the world It is obvious that this case has very little to do with rule of law it rather resembles the legal procedures one

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/news/zakaria-zubeidi-remains-in-prison/ (2016-02-17)
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