Freedom of expression – solidarity with Charlotte Kates

ELDH Condemns the ongoing attacks on the freedom of expression of those protesting against Israel  and   the arrest and charges  brought against IADL Bureau member  and NLG International Committee Organizer, Charlotte Kates   The arrest, detention and charge of Ms. Kates, is a clear example of the ongoing  criminalisation of those who choose to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian  people in their struggle for self-determination and against Israeli occupation, apartheid and  genocide Ms. Kates, who is also the International Coordinator for the Palestinian prisoner solidarity  network Samidoun, was apprehended in Vancouver while commuting home after having participated in the  establishment of a Palestine solidarity encampment at the University of British Columbia. She was subsequently charged with “public incitement of hatred” and “wilful promotion of  hatred” for a speech she delivered on 26 April.   Detaining and …