UK picket at Israeli embassy demanding Mohammed’s release
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UK picket at Israeli embassy demanding Mohammed’s release

On Thursday 8 October, War on Want and students from Goldsmiths College organised a demonstration outside the Israeli Embassy in London demanding that Muhammad Othman be freed immediately.

War on Want had written a letter to hand in to the Israeli Ambassador, HE Ron Proser calling for Mohammad’s immediate and unconditional release and seeking assurances from the Israeli authorities that his rights as a detainee will be fully respected for as long as he remains in custody. The Israeli embassy refused to accept this letter.

Much of Mohammad’s time in detention has been spent in solitary confinement in a cell measuring just two square metres. His conditions are having an impact on his wellbeing and his lawyers have reported that his health has suffered during this time.

On the day of the protest, Mohammed was given an additional 12 days of detention; he still has not been charged.


Report and pictures from War on Want.