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Thursday, November 26 • 9:45pm - 11:00pm
Palestinian Refugees and Prisoners: a Political, and Legal Look

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Zionism has established its state on the ruins of hundreds of Palestinian villages and towns, whose indigenous inhabitants were forced to flee their homeland. This ethnic cleansing resulted in one of the largest and longest-lasting refugee crises in recent history. On the other hand, tens of thousands of Palestinians who stayed in Palestine have been jailed by the Israeli occupation over the last six decades. Today, nearly 7,000 Palestinian political prisoners are being held in Israeli jails. This session will shed light on the political and legal dimension of these two issues.

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Tarek Khalil

Tarek Khalil is an attorney and activist. As an undergrad, he was a member of UIC's Students for Justice in Palestine. He has worked with the Illinois Coalition against Torture, an organization which seeks to end domestic police torture and raise awareness of global torture. He is... Read More →

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Othman Atta

Milwaukee attorney Othman Atta is the executive director of the Islamic Society of Milwaukee, where he has served in various positions for the past 30 years. Mr. Atta was born in Palestine. He received his degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Marquette University... Read More →
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Lamis Deek

Lamis Deek is a human rights attorney and activist based in New York, originally from Nablus, Pales - tine. Her work spans international human rights, civil rights and criminal defense. She is chief counsel to the Global Justice and Human Rights Law Network, the founder of the Muslim... Read More →

Thursday November 26, 2015 9:45pm - 11:00pm CST
Ballroom ABC

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