Monday, May 14, 2012

The strike leadership: We either achieve prisoners' demands or martyrdom


The strike leadership: We either achieve prisoners' demands or martyrdom


The Central Committee of the Leadership of the Strike in occupation prisons confirmed that there is no choice for them but achieve their demands or martyrdom.
The committee stated in a statement that they are in a very critical period in which the prison service is trying to force them to accept partial settlements to bring an end to this epic humanitarian struggle for justice.
It has confirmed that the prisoners are insisting not to go back till achieving their demands, “We are waiting for martyrdom for the sake of our dignity, and we have prepared ourselves to confront our only two options – the victory of our humanitarian rights and our dignity, or our martyrdom while fighting for those just demands.”


The committee confirmed that the prisoners are insisting to continue the battle of empty stomachs whatever the cost may be, "until we achieve the minimum of our demands, particularly the immediate end to the horror of solitary confinement and isolation, and to allow prisoners from the Gaza Strip and the West Bank who have been denied family visits to receive them, and to return prison conditions to their pre-2000 state."
The committee has expressed its appreciation of the Egyptian role "with regard to compelling “Israel” to implement the second part of an agreement and fulfilling its commitments and we are confident that Egypt is an Arab leader that will not leave us to face this battle alone. We also affirm categorically that we will not end our strike without promptly achieving our demands. We are confident of the depth of support in our nation and particularly in Egypt,” according to the committee's statement.
Finally the committee stated "we are ready for martyrdom. We are not amateurs in hunger. Death is easier than disrespect for our dignity, so we swear we will live with dignity or die."