An Urgent Call to UN Secretary-General, Mr. Antonio Guterres
We call your attention to Freedom Fighter, Mr. Walid Daqqa, a 61 years old Palestinian, who has served his full sentence of 37 years on 25 March 2023 in Israeli prisons and suffers from terminal cancer. Israel is discriminately denying Walid early release and has added 2 years to his sentence merely because he attempted to acquire a mobile phone.
In support of the Campaign to Free Walid Daqqa, BADIL and the Global Palestinian Refugee Network, due to the critical nature of Walid’s situation, we call for your immediate and direct intervention that includes:
- Ensuring that Walid receives appropriate medical treatment in a well-equipped and qualified hospital.
- Ensuring that his family, specifically his wife, Sanaa, and their infant daughter, Milad are able to accompany and comfort Waleed during his treatment in a dignified way.
Further, we ask you to take measures to stop Israeli discriminatory polices and the inhumane treatment of Palestinian prisoners by pressuring Israel for Walid’s early release.