Bobby Sands’ spokesman, close friend calls on Israel to immediately release Khader Adnan

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

Ali Abunimah, Feb 20, 2012 Electronic Intifada | IMEU

Bobby Sands died on 5 May 1981, aged 27, after 66 days on hunger strike against British refusal to grant political status to him and other Irish republican prisoners.

Today, as Khader Adnan is on his 65th day of hunger strike, the Secretary of the Bobby Sands Trust, Danny Morrison, called on the Israeli government to immediately release Adnan, who is close to death.

Morrison was himself interned without trial (administratively detained) as a teenager. He was later the Director of Publicity for Sinn Fein and was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly (1982-86). A friend of Bobby Sands he was nominated by Bobby Sands as his spokesperson during the 1981 hunger strike. Today he is a writer and secretary of the Bobby Sands Trust whose members include Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams. Morrison said:

Here in Ireland the British…

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