Press Release

International Torture Day
26.06.2018
As the United Nations and the world commemorates the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on 26 June 2018, Addameer stands in solidarity with Palestinians prisoners who have suffered the devastating effects of torture and ill-treatment and unequivocally condemns all forms of such treatment occurring in Israeli prisons, interrogation...
We honor Felicia Langer, defender of Palestinian Prisners
23.06.2018
Lawyer and human rights defender Felicia Langer’s death is a sad passing of an era, and the loss of a friend of the Palestinian people. Her commitment over a 23 year period to defending Palestinian prisoners, and ensuring that the rights of the Palestinian people are realized, was truly an inspiration. Her courage and inner conviction led her to...
Urgent Action: Help Free PLC Member Khalida Jarar
21.06.2018
On 14 June 2018, we received word that Khalida Jarrar’s administrative detention order would be renewed for an additional four months. This news is heartbreaking and devastating, but not out of the ordinary. Her confirmation hearing will be held on Monday 2 July 2018. The new order is to extend her detainment by a further four months, meaning that...
Addameer Stands with Gaza
11.06.2018
As a prisoner support organization, it is incumbent on us to stand with all Palestinian prisoners and to raise our voice against their subjugation at the hands of the occupation. This is exactly why we must make a clear statement, and take a principled stand on Gaza. Last night, 10 June 2018, a protest took place in the streets of Ramallah...
10 Days of Detention for the Man who Assaulted Addameer's Lawyer
07.06.2018
Ramallah – 7 June 2018 – Yesterday the Palestinian Military court sentenced the accused of assaulting a Palestinian citizen to ten days of detention. On 4 October 2016, the accused have assaulted Muhannad Karajah, Addameer’s lawyer, while he was documenting a non-violent protest in commemoration for al-Aqsa uprising. The military prosecution...
Will Hassan Mizher Wake up from his Coma? A Question to the Israeli Prison Service
29.05.2018
Hassan Mizher’s 18 th birthday took place one month before he was arrested by the Israeli occupation forces, on 7 April 2018. Since then, Hassan has been detained in Ofer awaiting trial. The main charge is stone throwing. From birth, Hassan has had a serious medical condition which mainly affects his liver and kidneys as a result of an inability...
Statement: The Occupation Bears Full Responsibility for the Death of Aziz Awisat
21.05.2018
The Israeli occupation forces bears full responsibility for the death of the prisoners Aziz Awisat (53 years old). On 9 May 2018, Aziz had a stroke when he was at the prisoner’s clinic at al-Ramleh. He was subsequently transferred to Assaf Huroufeh hospital where he died Sunday, 20 May 2018. Aziz’s lawyer, Khalid Mahajneh from the Prisoner’s Club...
Statement on the Occasion of Nakba Day and Events in Gaza
16.05.2018
It is with a heavy heart that we write this Nakba day statement. After the events of 14 May 2018, all words of condemnation seem insufficient and calls for action seem empty. The fact that this has been ongoing, cyclically, for 70 years is an outrage. From our perspective as a prisoner support organization, 70 years of Nakba represents 70 years of...
Take Action Today: Palestine Needs your Support and Solidarity
15.05.2018
Today marks the 70 th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba. This tragic event was not a singular incident, but rather is ongoing to this day. The transferring of the American Embassy to occupied Jerusalem yesterday, 14 May 2018, and the massacre in Gaza represent clear evidence of the ongoing violations of international law and Palestinian basic...
PHROC Nakba Statement: The Ongoing Nakba Must End: The Time has Come for the International Community to Act
15.05.2018
For the Palestinian people, 70 years of Nakba means seven decades of subjugation by Israel, characterized by occupation, apartheid and colonial policies and practices. It also attests to the chronic inaction and failure of the international community to fulfill its obligations and responsibilities under international law, to a lack of...

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