Citoyenneté d’honneur

One important recommendation adopted by the “Freedom & Dignity” International Conference held on the 27th of April 2013 in Ramallah, Palestine, was to emulate the French experience, where possible, of granting honorary citizenship to Marwan Barghouthi as a sign of support to the Palestinian prisoners and the Palestinian people. Over 40 French municipalities have already granted Marwan Barghouthi honorary citizenship, including a dozen in the months prior to the International Meeting. Most of these municipalities had granted this honour only to Mandela while he was in captivity. Palermo was the first Italian city to grant Marwan Barghouthi honorary citizenship in December 2013.