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On Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, Civil Society Calls for Urgent Release of Palestinian Prisoners and Detainees in Israeli Prisons
17.04.2020
On Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, Civil Society Calls for Urgent Release of Palestinian Prisoners and Detainees in Israeli Prisons Date: 17 April 2020 As we mark Palestinian Prisoners’ Day this year, Palestinian prisoners and detainees face the additional threat of a coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Israeli prisons and detention centers. While...
Update: Call for Action to Free Our Prisoners
15.04.2020
We call on our allies, partners, friends and comrades to join us in an urgent campaign to free all Palestinian prisoners in order to protect them from COVID-19, particularly in light of the increased restrictions on their rights by the Israeli Prison Service. In light of the recent events detailed below and a long-term precedence of torture,...
Addameer’s Statement on World Health Day
07.04.2020
Today, on World Health Day we uplift and extend gratitude to all the medical workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially those in Palestine working with limited resources. However, we also must draw attention to how medical negligence is used systematically and deliberately by the Israel Prison Service (IPS) against Palestinian prisoners. It...
The Military Court at Salem, Sentences Prisoner Qais Daraghmeh Who is Placed in Quarantine at Ayala Prison
05.04.2020
Today, 5 April 2020, the Israeli Military Court at Salem sentenced prisoner Qais Daraghmeh. Qais is currently in quarantine at Ayala Prison, after his direct interaction with ex-prisoner Nour al-Deen Sarsour who tested positive for the corona-virus after his release last week. During the court session today, Qais was connected via a phone call...
Addameer and Al-Haq Send Appeal to UN Special Procedures on the Situation of Palestinian Prisoners in Israeli Prisons amidst Concerns over COVID-19 Exposure
01.04.2020
Addameer and Al-Haq Send Appeal to UN Special Procedures on the Situation of Palestinian Prisoners in Israeli Prisons amidst Concerns over COVID-19 Exposure Date: 1 April 2020 On 1 April 2020, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association and Al-Haq sent a joint urgent appeal to the United Nations (UN) Special Procedures regarding the...
Demands from the Palestinian Prisoners' Movement After a Palestinian Ex-prisoners Tested Positive for the Corona-virus
01.04.2020
Today, 1 April 2020, after announcing that one Palestinian ex-prisoner, Nour al-Deen Sarsour, tested positive for the corona-virus, the Palestinian prisoners’ movement releases a number of demands. Nour al-Deen was arrested on 18 March 2020 and released yesterday, 31 March 2020 for section 14 at Ofer prison. The Palestinian prisoners’ movement...
The Military Court at Ofer Postponed the Appeal Session for Detainee Mahmoud Attah, Who is Placed in Quarantine
31.03.2020
Today, on 31 March 2020, the Israeli military court postponed the appeal session for Palestinian detainee Mahmoud Attah who was arrested on 22 March 2020. Mahmoud was placed in isolation at Megiddo prison, immediately after his arrest due to suspicions that he was in direct contact with a person who was virus corona/ COVID-19 prior to his arrest...
Urgent Action: Free Our Prisoners
31.03.2020
We call on our allies, partners, friends and comrades to join us in an urgent campaign to free all Palestinian prisoners in order to protect them from COVID-19, particularly in light of the increased restrictions on their rights by the Israeli Prison Service. In light of the recent events detailed below and a long-term precedence of torture,...
Urgent petition filed with Israeli Supreme Court calls for cancellation of coronavirus emergency regulations banning prisoners from meeting with lawyers, family
26.03.2020
Emergency regulations, imposed by the Israeli government without any legal authority, overwhelming and disproportionately violate prisoners’ human rights. 26 March 2020 Attorney Abeer Baker, Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, and the prisoner Kafri Mansour together...
The Four Palestinian Prisoners in Quarantine due to COVID-19 and in Unsuitable Detention Conditions
24.03.2020
Addameer’s lawyer, Samer Sam’an, managed to speak to the Palestinian prisoners put in quarantine at al-Ramleh Prison Clinic. The lawyer managed to speak via phone call with the prisoners after addressing the military prosecution and the occupation state prosecution regarding submitting a petition to the Israeli High Court demanding to contact, and...

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