Activists launch media campaign to save prisoners from Covid-19


RAMALLAH, PALESTINOW.COMPalestinian and Arab activists have launched a media campaign to save the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails from the danger of coronavirus.

The campaign, which started on Saturday, would use local radio stations and Twitter hashtags to support the Palestinian prisoners and demand their release to protect them against any potential spread of coronavirus.

The activists said their campaign is aimed at drawing the world’s attention to Israel’s neglect of the prisoners’ health condition and exposing its measures that might lead to a virus outbreak among them.

The campaigners also intend to send letters to human rights institutions, governments, parliaments and political parties around the world to urge them to work on having Palestinian prisoners released — especially patients, elderlies, children and women — sending medical commissions periodically to jails and improving their incarceration conditions.

62 official and private institutions from around the world, including societies, unions and media outlets, have participated in the campaign.

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