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Urgent Action: Help free Human Rights defender Ayman Nasser
14.02.2019
"I believe that every human being has opinions and positions and can freely think and speak these opinions. I am a human rights defender who supports the Palestinian prisoners and I present my opinions in the public media. My thoughts are not secret, they are public, and everyone knows them." - -Ayman Nasser On 9 September 2018, Israeli occupation...
After the deterioration of his health: the Israeli military court releases detainee Waleed Sharaf.
12.02.2019
Addameer lawyer stated today, Tuesday, February 12, 2019, that the Israeli military court has released the sick detainee, Waleed Sharaf, 23-years-old, from Abu Dis, East Jerusalem. Sharaf was released due to his critical health condition, for which he was transferred to Asaf Harofeh hospital last week. Waleed Sharaf was arrested in June 2018 and...
The Death of Faris Baroud is Just Part of the Israeli Crimes Against Palestinian Prisoner
07.02.2019
The Israeli occupation takes full responsibility for the death of the Palestinian prisoners Faris Baroud (51 years old). Faris is from the Gaza strip, he died on 6 February 2019 at Sotoka hospital, after he was transferred from Rimon prison because of a serious deterioration in his health. Faris was arrested on 1991 and was sentenced for life. He...
Ramallah Court Extends the Detention of the Journalist Faysal al-Rifa'i
24.01.2019
On 22 January 2019, Palestinian Preventive Security Forces arrested the journalist Faysal al-Rifa'i (30 years old) after calling him for an interview. Today Ramallah Court extended his detention period for another 15 days for the porpuse of interrogations. Addameer's lawyer, Muhanad Karajah, who represents al-Rifa'i reported that the suspicions...
Lawyers Boycott Israeli Military Courts
24.01.2019
Part of the continuous and systematic violations of prisoners rights, and as a continuation of the denial of fair trial rights, today, 24 January, the head of Ofer prison bans several lawyers from accessing Ofer Military court. This is part of the Israeli occupation forces attempts to prevent Palestinian lawyers from collecting evidence and...
Ongoing Collective Punishment against Ofer Prisoners
23.01.2019
Collective punishment continues in Ofer prison. On 23 January 2019, Addameer’s lawyer visited few prisoners from Ofer, though the lawyer was not allowed to visit any prisoner from sections 11 and 15, according to Israeli Prison Services (IPS) those two sections are punished with a total closure and are banned from visits. Since Sunday 20 January...
Israeli Special Force Unit Raids Ofer Prison
22.01.2019
Some Israeli special force units were created with the main task to raid prisons, the most known units with this task are (Nahshon, Massada, Dror, and Yamas). Each year those units conduct around 250 to 300 raids and sometimes more. According to what information Addameer’s lawyer received, on 20 January 2019 Israeli special force unit “Massada [1...
Palestinian Court Drops all Charges against Ahmad Awartani
03.01.2019
On Wednesday, 2 January 2019, the Palestinian Court at Tulkarm dropped all charges against Ahmad Awartani. Addameer lawyer reported that according to the court’s decision there was no sufficient evidence against Ahmad, and his charges were not considered crimes rather they were expressions which fall under freedom of opinion and expression. The...
Tension and Isolation at al-Demon Women's Prison
18.12.2018
On 17 Dec 2018 Addameer’s lawyer and director Sahar Francis visited al-Demon prison were all Palestinian women detainees are held currently. Sahar’s visit did not last for even 15 minutes as the prison administration canceled the visit and informed Sahar that there is an emergency situation. It came to Addameer’s knowledge today, 18 Dec 2018 that...
Israeli Military Prosecution: The Last Administrative Detention Order for Matar was by Mistake
11.12.2018
The Israeli military judge at Ofer military court, decided today during an appeal session, 11 December 2018, to cancel the last administrative detention order against Tariq Abu Matar (29 years old). According to Addameer's lawyer, the military judge stated that this administrative detention order was illegal. Also, the military prosecution stated...

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