A leading Palestinian human rights activist will be in Derry this week to give a public talk on the current situation in his home country.
Badee Dwaik (pictured above) is a co-founder and coordinator of Human Rights Defenders in Palestine. An advocate of non-violent resistance, he has been imprisoned by the Israelis but continues to work tirelessly to expose the daily atrocities carried out against Palestinians.
He is currently on an international speaking tour and Catherine Hutton from the Derry branch of the Irish Palestine Solidarity Campaign said they were delighted to host him in Derry.
“Badee grew up in Hebron, a city which is still subject to some of the worst excesses of the Israeli occupation and where the apartheid system has been widely described as even worse than that which took place in South Africa," she commented.
“And just like South Africa, the international community has an important role to play in exposing and confronting the abuses which are taking place every day in Palestine.
“Therefore we are delighted to welcome to Badee to Derry and I would encourage as many people as possible to come along to the Unison building at 7pm on Friday to hear his first-hand account of life under occupation.”
The event takes place at the Unison Building, Clarendon Street at 7pm on Friday, October 13th. All are welcome.
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