In a letter published on the morning of the G4S shareholders meeting, renowned artists, academics and writers have called on G4S to end all support for Israel’s illegal military occupation of Palestine.
Join Archbishop Desmond Tutu, artists, writers and activists Angela Davis, Noam Chomsky, Alice Walker, Roger Waters, filmmakers Ken Loach and Mike Leigh, in calling on G4S to end its contract with Israel’s prison authorities. Add your name to the letter today!
As G4S management and shareholders prepare to participate in the G4S AGM today, we call on them to end the corporation’s participation in Israel’s brutal occupation.
G4S operates and maintains security systems at the Ofer prison, located in the occupied West Bank, and for the Kishon and Moskobiyyeh detention/interrogation facilities at which human rights organisations have documented systematic torture and ill treatment of Palestinian prisoners, including child prisoners held in solitary confinement.
G4S helps the Israeli Prison Service to run prisons inside Israel that hold prisoners from occupied Palestinian territory despite the Fourth Gevena Convention prohibition of the transfer of prisoners from occupied territory into the territory of the occupier.
Through its involvement in Israel’s prison system, G4S is complicit in violations of international law and participates in Israel’s use of mass incarceration as a means by which to dissuade Palestinians from protesting Israel’s systematic human rights abuses.
G4S also provides equipment and services to the Israeli military checkpoints in the West Bank that form part of the route of Israel’s illegal Wall and to the terminals isolating the occupied and besieged territory of Gaza.
G4S’ role in Israel’s brutal occupation and abhorrent prison system is unacceptable and must end.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Ahmed Kathrada, South African politician
Alexei Sayle, comedian
Alice Walker, author
Angela Davis, author and activist
Breyten Breytenbach, poet and painter
Christine Blower, General Secretary NUT
John Berger, author
Ken Loach, director
Michael Mansfield QC, barrister
Mike Leigh, director
Miriam Margolyes, actor
Noam Chomsky, philosopher and author
Paul Laverty, screenwriter
Richard Falk, professor of International Law
Roger Waters, musician
Saleh Bakri, actor