23 October 2013
Lawyer Anas Barghouthi to be released today
Occupied Ramallah- The Ofer Military Court judge issued an official order to release detained lawyer Anas Barghouthi on 12,000 NIS bail today.
This decision came after the military prosecution decided not to appeal the release order that was issued yesterday during his hearing yesterday.
The judge at Ofer Military Court issued an order to release detained lawyer Anas Barghouthi yesterday giving the prosecution 24 hours to appeal this decision. The judge’s decision was made after a long battle in court by defense lawyer Adv. Mahmoud Hassan, who refuted the prosecutions claims and charges.
Barghouthi’s family and friends are preparing to meet him today at Ofer Military Prison in Betunia at 6pm, after paying the 12,000 NIS bail.
Human rights defender Anas Barghouthi (30 years old) was detained by the IOF on Sunday 15 September 2013 at a military checkpoint between Bethlehem and Ramallah.
Barghouthi was a lawyer at Addameer between 2009-2013, and is one of the first lawyers to defend political prisoners in Palestinian Authority prisons. He is dedicated to defending human rights, especially those of Palestinian prisoners and detainees in the Occupations’ prisons.