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08.06.2017
The administrative detention of Palestinian journalist and human rights defender Hasan Safadi, the Media Coordinator for Addameer, has been renewed for an additional 6 months for the second time. Safadi's administrative detention order was set to end on 8 June 2017, but the order has been renewed. The new order is from 09 June - 08 December 2017. Administrative detention orders may be renewed indefinitely. Safadi’s administrative detention order is scheduled to be confirmed by a judge at a time set in the next 48 hours, making him one of approximately 500 Palestinians held without charge or trial under administrative detention. Administrative detention orders are renewable indefinitely and...
05.06.2017
Israeli occupation forces arrested exiled former Palestinian political prisoner Yousef Abu Al Kheir, who was deported back in 1985. Abu Al Kheir was arrested at Al Lod Airport a few days ago, after 34 years of living outside the country. Abu Al Kheir was arrested in 1969 for being a member of a Palestinian militant group, and received two life sentences by an Israeli court for allegedly carrying out attacks. He was later released in an exchange deal in 1985 under the condition of leaving Palestine. He first went to Libya and then moved to Greece, where he was living before his arrest. Abu Kheir has been taken to an unidentified location. Addameer strongly condemns Yousef Abu Al Kheir's...
28.05.2017
After 40 days, Palestinian prisoners have suspended their mass hunger strike, which was launched on 17 April 2017 by an estimated 1500 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons and detention centers. The prisoners had a range of demands, highlighting basic needs and human rights, including an end to the denial of family visits, the right to proper health care and medical treatment, the right to pursue distance higher education, an end to solitary confinement, and an end to administrative detention, imprisonment without charge or trial. Issa Qaraqe, director of the Palestinian Prisoners Affairs Commission spoke at a press conference on Sunday, 28 May in which he declared that “80...
24.05.2017
Addameer’s attorneys visited five hunger-striking prisoners (Hussam Zahayqa, Murad Abu Sakout, Dorgham Al Araj, Mohammad Abu Sakha and Amjad Abu Latifa) in Eshel, Hadarim and Ela prisons on Tuesday, 23 May, 2017. On the 38th day of hunger strike, Palestinian political prisoners remain strong and determined. The hunger strike was launched on 17 April 2017, Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, by an estimated 1500 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons and detention centers. The prisoners have a range of demands, highlighting basic needs and human rights, including an end to the denial of family visits, the right to proper health care and medical treatment, the right to pursue distance...

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