On August 14th 2011 Abu Yazan, a young political activist from Gaza Youth
Breaks Out (GYBO) has been arrested by the Hamas authority. After
returning from a trip to France, where he was invited to hold talks about
the current situation of the besieged Gaza Strip, he has been called in
two times for questioning, until he was finally arrested today.
GYBO is a peaceful Palestinian youth movement in Gaza, which gained
international attention after publishing a Manifesto in January. Abu Yazan
is a leading voice in the movement that is representing a growing number
of Gazan youth. The group raises, mainly through new social media like
facebook, awareness about the situation under siege for young people in
Gaza, and recently called for unity among the Palestinian factions with
the aim to target the illegal Israeli occupation.
Abu Yazan regularly takes part in demonstrations against the illegal
Israeli occupation in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza.
No reasons for his arrest was given up to this time. He also was
denied visits by his family and a lawyer. We call on the authorities to
abide by the law.
Ayman Tahah, spokesman for Hamas, 00972599480580 and/or
Gazi Hamad 00972599601779, to ask for Abu Yazans whereabouts and
demand his urgent release: WE NEED ALL OF YOU TO HELP!!!!
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