Ahmed Kathrada and Fadwa Barghouthi holding the declaration
27 October 2013 marked the first day of the International Campaign for
the Freedom of Marwan Barghouthi and all Palestinian Prisoners.
The launch of the campaign was held in Robben Island, where a declaration
Present at the launch was the wife of
Marwan, Fadwa Barghouthi, South African political prisoner for 26 years, Ahmed
Kathrada, as well as Palestinian heads of government together with people from
the general public in support of this campaign.
Fadwa Barghouthi read a letter written by
her husband for the launch. In the letter, Barghouthi said his freedom, as well
as the freedom all the other Palestinian prisoners was inevitable and that it was
only a matter of time. Barghouthi also made a promise to return to Robben Island as a free man to
celebrate the success of this campaign.
Amhed Kathrada along with four
International Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, all endorsed this campaign.
Arch-Bishop Desmond Tutu sent an e-mail in
which he apologised for not being present at the launch. He also endorsed this
campaign, making him the fifth Nobel Peace Prize Laureate to do so.
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