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

April 26, 2016 IMEU/DCI

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.

Dima was interrogated without her parents or a lawyer present, and was shackled during her court sessions. In this video, her mother describes the al-Wawi family's struggle during her imprisonment and release.

[Footage Courtesy of Defence for Children International- Palestine]

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