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Imprisoned voices: Corporate complicity in the Israeli prison system

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This briefing is being published on 17 April 2015 to coincide with the annual day of solidarity with Palestinian prisoners.

It collects the memories of the pain, suffering and resilience of Palestinians who have been imprisoned by Israel.

In 2013, Corporate Watch visited the West Bank and Gaza Strip and interviewed released prisoners about their experiences. The 11 accounts give a glimpse of the struggles of Palestinian prisoners.

They have been collected together here to inspire readers to take action in solidarity with them and against the companies profiting from their suffering.

The first part of this briefing compiles interviews with prisoners from the Gaza Strip. The second part focuses on the West Bank. The final part summarises the companies providing equipment and services that aid the arrest and imprisonment of Palestinians and gives detailed profiles of two of the biggest culprits: G4S and Hewlett Packard.

We dedicate this briefing to all those who remain imprisoned, and to everyone living within the open air prison that is occupied Palestine.

The briefing is currently only published online. It will be available to buy in the coming weeks from www.corporatewatch.org

Sagem, Garrett and Canon equipment supplied to Judea and Samaria Police

Israeli Police vehicle with mounted tear gas launcher at an anti occupation demonstration in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh - 11/1/13

Israeli Police vehicle with mounted tear gas launcher at an anti occupation demonstration in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh – 11/1/13

International high-tech companies Sagem (SAFRAN), Canon and Garrett have provided equipment to the Judea and Samaria police force in the occupied West Bank.

Researchers observing the police station in the illegal Israeli settlement of Shah Binyamin during January 2013 saw equipment manufactured by all three companies in use. Continue reading