Ahmad Sa’adat (PFLP)

Ahmad Sa’adat took over as the secretary general of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) after Israel’s assassination of Abu Ali Mustafa in 2001; he was imprisoned by the Palestinian Authority (PA) in Jericho a year later. In January 2006, while in prison, he was elected as a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC). A month later, Israel stormed the PA prison and took Sa’adat and five other inmates; he was then sentenced to 30 years in prison by an Israeli military court. He is currently held in solitary confinement.