05/11/2014 News / Solidarity Mission – RLA delegation returns from Gaza

Solidarity Mission – RLA delegation returns from Gaza

Peace, Democracy and Law, 05/11/2014

Following the escalation of violence in Gaza this summer, we have been deeply concerned about the restrictions that 2013 Laureate Raji Sourani and his colleagues at the Palestinian Center for Human Rights face in exercising their fundamental freedoms in Gaza. Thus, we sent a high-level delegation to the Gaza Strip to inquire into threats Raji Sourani faces to his personal security and examine restrictions regarding his freedom of movement.

At the end of October, Archbishop Emeritus of Church of Sweden Anders Wejryd, 1992 Laureate Helen Mack Chang, RLA Founder and Co-Chair Jakob von Uexkull, and lawyer and RLA Board member Agneta Johansson traveled to the Gaza Strip to reaffirm our solidarity with Raji Sourani.

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