Boston Marathon Bombing: More Justification for Repression and Endless Global War on Terror
Dady Chery


By Gilbert Mercier and Dady Chery Haiti Chery We might never learn the motive behind the Boston Marathon bomb attack on Monday, April 15, 2013, which is reported to have killed three people and injured more than 170. It could … Continue reading

Fearless Bahraini Family Speaks Out About Those Inside

Zainab al-Khawaja

By Staff, Witness Bahrain | Introduction by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. On February 9, 2012, after being sentenced to life imprisonment for peacefully calling for reforms, Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja launched a hunger strike and vowed he would persevere until freedom or death. Others from his family who have been imprisoned include his son-in-law Wafi Kamel Al-Majed, who was also arrested during the Spring 2011 crackdown and held for 10 months, and daughter Zainab al-Khawaja, arrested in April for demanding her father’s release. In these fearless interviews, Abdulhadi’s wife Khadija Al-Mousawi reports on her daughter’s arrest and her husband’s recent force feeding, and Wafi discusses his hopes for Bahrain.

Hana Shalabi’s Health a Continued Concern After Expulsion to Gaza

Yahya Shalabi, father of Palestinian prisoner Shalabi holds a placard depicting his daughter during a protest near Jenin

Joint Statement, Addameer, Physicians for Human Rights – Israel | Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Addameer and PHR-Israel fear that while Hana Shalabi was gravely ill from her hunger strike, she might have been coerced into ending this strike by preventing family visits and restricting her access to physician and lawyers. Her health and that of over 30 “administrative detainees” on hunger strikes continue to be of grave concern. UPDATE on April 5th: Parents and uncle reunited with Hana Shalabi in Gaza.

Hana Shalabi: ‘Our freedom is even more precious and more powerful than their cells’ (UPDATED)


By Allison Deger, Mondoweiss | Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, Physicians for Human Rights-Israel and Al-Haq joint statement | Vivien Sansour, YouTube. Despite Hana Shalabi’s immediate risk of death, the Israeli Prison Service refuses to transfer her to a hospital, and an Israeli military judge of the Court of Appeals has postponed yet again making a decision regarding the order of a four-month long administrative detention. UPDATE on March 28: The Real News Visits Shalabi’s home, and Addameer discusses disparities in the laws for Palestinians versus settlers. News of a deal in the mainstream press are not confirmed by Addameer and Physicians for Human Rights – Israel.

Concern for Hana Shalabi on Month-Long Hunger Strike in ‘Administrative Detention’


By Sophie Crowe, Palestine Monitor | Press Release from PHR-Israel, Addameer | KFC Monument | You Tube | Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Hana Shalabi, a 30-year Palestinian, has been on a hunger strike since February 16th to protest her detention without charge in Israel’s HaSharon prison. Her health is in danger. Her parents have joined the hunger strike and called for protests on Sat Mar 17th. UPDATES: Mar 18th — Hana Shalabi is intermittently losing consciousness; she is one of 10 women “administritative detainees”; the rest includes 176 children and 22 members of the Palestinian Legislative Council. March 19th — Due to deteriorating health, Hana Shalabi is transferred to Meir hospital Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba but returned to HaSharon prison. Video of Zahera Shalabi talking about her sister.

Student from School of Anthropology Wins Freedom From Haitian National Penitentiary By Hunger StrikeGrève de la faim d’un étudiant de la faculté d’éthnologie au pénitencier national

By Hilaire Yvince, Le Nouvelliste | English translation and editorial note by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Psychology major Jaksy Fritzbert, from the School of Anthropology and a father of two, began a hunger strike on Mar 6 to protest his incarceration in Haiti’s National Penitentiary since Feb 24. Students at the university say this was a political arrest meant to intimidate them after they refused on Feb 17 to allow Martelly and large group of armed men into an international symposium. UPDATE: March 14, according to Fritzbert’s counsel, the real reason for his detention was his refusal to cooperate with individuals who offered him money after his arrest to denounce the other students and the media. UPDATE April 26: Fritzbert released by examining judge on April 2. (English | French)

Palestinian Khader Adnan Wins Freedom from Detention with 66-Day Protest Hunger Strike


By Pierre Klochendler, IPS | Ruth Pollard, Sydney Morning Herald | Randa Musa, The Guardian | Staff, We Speak News. Khader Adnan, a 33-year-old Palestinian baker with a pregnant wife and 2 young daughters, wen on a hunger strike that lasted 66 days from the start of his “administrative detention” without charge or trial on Dec 18 in an Israeli jail. On Feb 21. Israel announced today that it would not extend the detention but did not release Adnan. Over 300 Palestinians are “administrative detainees,” some of whom have been held for over 4 years. UPDATES: Feb 22nd, Eloquent denunciation of “administrative detention” by Randa Musa, Adnan’s wife; April 17th, Adnan’s release from prison.

Medical Condition of Hunger Strikers Deteriorates, Some Days Away From Death (Updated)

By Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity San Francisco Bay View Oct. 13, 2011 – Mediators who met with hunger strike representatives at Pelican Bay, one of whom had been transferred to Corcoran due to the strike, confirm that prisoners there have … Continue reading