FREE AHMAD MANASRA NOW
The Palestinian-Global Mental Health Network asks all international colleagues in mental health and all persons of good will to sign below, demanding for the immediate release of the young Palestinian man Ahmad Manasra to his family after six years of profound systematic abuse in an Israeli prison.
Ahmad Manasra, when 13 years of age, was accused of participating in an “attempted stabbing. A video from that time shows Ahmad on October 12, 2015 being thrown by the Israeli police and settlers onto the railway tracks of occupied Jerusalem—causing a skull fracture. Photos then reveal Ahmad wearing handcuffs while in an induced coma with a respirator the ICU. Subsequent interrogation was videotaped and leaked to local and international media, displaying Ahmad pleading, “I do not remember, by God Almighty! Get a doctor and let him open my head to show how I do not remember,” as the interrogator insulted him and tortured him for hours with an electronic bracelet pressing on his hands.
The case of Ahmad speaks for many. The DCI report describes the fate each year of “approximately 500-700 Palestinian children, some as young as 12 years old, who are detained and prosecuted in the Israeli military court system. The most common charge is stone-throwing.”
Join us by signing this petition and by initiating global campaigns to free Ahmad Manasra and others like him from the devastating physical and psychological intimidation to which he has been subjected in his own homeland.