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Montreal: Israeli Apartheid Week

    60 Years of Nakba: End Israeli Apartheid.

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    Tadamon! Montreal invites you to participate in a series
    of events to mark Israeli Apartheid Week in Montreal…

Cities across Canada and around the world are participating in a global week of action against Israeli apartheid from 3 to 10 February. Israeli Apartheid Week, initiated at the grassroots level in Palestine, is now in its fourth consecutive year. In 2008, Israeli Apartheid Week occurs during the 60th year of the Palestinian Nakba (“catastrophe”)– 60 years of dispossession, ethnic cleansing and exile for Palestinians resulting from the creation of the state of Israel.

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Abuse widespread in Jordan’s prisons

August 31st, 2007 | Posted in Jordan, Corporate Media

    Reuters: By Suleiman al-Khalidi. Friday August 31st

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    Photo: Bisli Grill. Jordan Desert.

AMMAN – A leading U.S. human rights group said on Friday beatings of inmates in Jordanian jails were rampant and many of the country’s top Islamist detainees were denied justice.

Christoph Wilcke, Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) Jordan specialist, speaking after a two-week tour of jails across the country, said detainees had cited serious abuses and beatings and told the group two prisoners died under torture since May.

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