Trial of Ahmad Sa’adat again postponed to November 25


Ahmed Saadat, the leader of the PopularSeptember 28 , 2008

The Israeli military court faced by General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Ahmad Sa’adat, convened on September 25, 2008, announcing that the illegitimate trial of Sa’adat has been postponed until November 25, 2008.

The Addameer Prisoners’ Support Association received notification from the court that the trial, that has been significantly delayed throughout its term, was once again delayed.

Sa’adat’s trial has been continually postponed and delayed since he was initially abducted by the Israeli occupation forces in March of 2006. Throughout the course of the trial, Sa’adat refused to recognize the legitimacy of the courts or their authority over Palestinians under occupation. He has stressed that it is not only the right, but the duty of all Palestinians to reject occupation and oppression and that the military mechanisms of occupation have no legitimacy over an occupied people, and has proclaimed his willingness to speak before the court about the Palestinian cause, but never to be a “witness” in its illegitimate proceedings.