Tagged: Prison

Palestinian Student Leaders Facing Jail for Opposing Occupation News Roundup
Rori Donaghy & Lubna Masarwa, Middle East Eye

Palestinian Student Leaders Facing Jail for Opposing Occupation

Students at Palestine’s leading university will choose their new president on 16 May, after recent elections in which a Hamas-linked bloc won a majority of seats, but a prominent student activist says their new leader will almost certainly be imprisoned by Israeli authorities.

on May 9, 2016
Israel Holding 10 Palestinian Journalists, Six of Them Without Charges News Roundup
Jack Khoury, Haaretz

Israel Holding 10 Palestinian Journalists, Six of Them Without Charges

Israel has arrested 19 Palestinian journalists since the latest wave of violence began last October, and 10 are still behind bars. The Palestinian Authority accuses Israel of persecuting journalists in order to intimidate them. It noted that six of those detained are being held in administrative detention, without charges, and said it’s not even clear what they are suspected of.

on May 3, 2016
Israeli Military Orders Detention of Palestinian Journalist Omar Nazzal News Roundup
The Guardian/AP

Israeli Military Orders Detention of Palestinian Journalist Omar Nazzal

Israel’s military has ordered a Palestinian journalist to be held for four months without charges or trial. The military said Omar Nazzal is being held in administrative detention on suspicion of “unlawful activity” for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a PLO faction that has been labelled a terrorist organisation by Israel.

on May 2, 2016
12-year-old Dima al-Wawi Released From Israeli Prison Videos
IMEU/DCI

12-year-old Dima al-Wawi Released From Israeli Prison

At age 12, Dima al-Wawi is the youngest female to ever be incarcerated by Israel. She was released Sunday after two and a half months of imprisonment -- in February, an Israeli military court convicted her of attempted voluntary manslaughter. That same month, the Israel Prison Service reported that Israel had 438 minors in detention.

on April 26, 2016
Activists Seek Release of Palestinian Circus Performer Jailed Without Trial News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Activists Seek Release of Palestinian Circus Performer Jailed Without Trial

Human rights groups have in recent weeks put a spotlight on the case of a 23-year-old Palestinian circus performer and trainer who has been held in an Israeli prison since last December without trial or charge. Calling for the release of Muhammad Faisal Abu Sakha, Amnesty International said: "He hasn't been charged with a crime and the authorities refuse to give a reason for his detention."

on April 8, 2016
Ex-Abu Ghraib Interrogator: Israelis Trained U.S. to Use “Palestinian Chair” Torture Device News Roundup
Democracy Now!

Ex-Abu Ghraib Interrogator: Israelis Trained U.S. to Use “Palestinian Chair” Torture Device

As a former interrogator in Iraq working as a military contractor for the private security firm CACI, Eric Fair was stationed at the Abu Ghraib prison and in Fallujah in 2004. While in Fallujah, he witnessed a torture device known as the Palestinian chair. He writes in his new book, "Consequence: A Memoir," that the chair was a way to immobilize prisoners in order to break them down both physically and mentally.

on April 7, 2016
Parents of 12-year-old Palestinian Girl Imprisoned in Israel Seek Her Release News Roundup
Jack Khoury, Haaretz

Parents of 12-year-old Palestinian Girl Imprisoned in Israel Seek Her Release

The parents of the youngest Palestinian prisoner in Israel, a 12-year-old girl, filed urgent requests for her immediate pardon or parole on Tuesday. The pardon request was submitted to Maj. Gen. Roni Numa, head of the Israel Defense Forces’ Central Command, and the parole request to the head of the Israel Prison Service, Ofra Klinger.

on April 6, 2016
Palestinians Forever Changed by Israeli Torture News Roundup
Jonathan Brown, Al Jazeera

Palestinians Forever Changed by Israeli Torture

Abed Abu Sharefa's hand was on the front door of his home in Jalazone refugee camp as Israeli soldiers worked to break through from the other side and arrest him. The scar under his left eyebrow, where the metal door blew inwards, is still visible seven years on. Abu Sharefa, 25, told Al Jazeera that his right ear still hurts from the beatings he received at the hands of Israeli interrogators early in the 14-month detention that followed his violent arrest.

on April 5, 2016
Number of Palestinian Prisoners Hits Five-year High News Roundup
Yael Marom, +972 Magazine

Number of Palestinian Prisoners Hits Five-year High

Over 6,000 Palestinian “security prisoners” were being held in Israeli prisons as of the beginning of February, according to statistics published by the Israel Prison Services (IPS). This is the highest number of Palestinian prisoners since July 2010. Among the prisoners are 398 minors — two of which are in administrative detention, 108 are between 14 and 16 years old, and two are under 14.

on March 12, 2016
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