The following is an interview I conducted with Palestinian-American activist Fadi Quran on March 2, 2012, following his release from military custody. Quran was arrested on Feb. 24 during a protest in Hebron, West Bank. He was released on Feb. 28 after growing international media and pressure.
Dear Readers, I would like to clarify and comment on our recent and continuing coverage of the arrest of Fadi Quran ’10 in Hebron, West Bank.
Fadi Quran, a person of tremendous courage and wisdom, a 2010 Stanford graduate, my friend and the friend of many others at our University, a Palestinian dedicated to the struggle for justice and human dignity, a man absolutely committed in theory and practice to nonviolence, appeared Friday in an Internet video, his face discolored and bruised, being beaten, handcuffed and dragged by soldiers in the course of a demonstration in Hebron.
Fadi Quran ’10, president of Stanford Students for Palestinian Equal Rights (SPER) during the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 academic years, is still being held by Israeli security forces.