Article 186 of Military Order 1651

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27 August 2015

Article 186 of Israeli Military Order 1651 was amended in 2009. It allows for the re-arrest of Palestinian prisoners who had been released as part of a prisoner exchange to serve the remainder of their original sentences by the instructions of a special Israeli military committee. The evidence on which the re-arrests are based is not disclosed to the prisoners or their defense attorneys. Effectively, Article 186 gives an Israeli military special committee the power to revoke previously granted amnesties to ex-detainees. The article stipulates, in effect, that an ex-prisoner who was released in a prisoner exchange may be rearrested to serve the remainder of his or her sentence – based on a secret file not accessible to the ex-prisoner or his attorney.

Article 186 of Israeli Military Order 1651 was amended in 2009. It allows for the re-arrest of Palestinian prisoners who had been released as part of a prisoner exchange to serve the remainder of their original sentences by the instructions of a special Israeli military committee. The evidence on which the re-arrests are based is not disclosed to the prisoners or their defense attorneys. Effectively, Article 186 gives an Israeli military special committee the power to revoke previously granted amnesties to ex-detainees. The article stipulates, in effect, that an ex-prisoner who was released in a prisoner exchange may be rearrested to serve the remainder of his or her sentence – based on a secret file not accessible to the ex-prisoner or his attorney.