Archive of Press Release

HUNGER STRIKES ESCALATE: 12 Detainees on Hunger Strike, some nearing death as the Israeli Prison Service denies Addameer’s lawyers visitation rights
26.02.2013
Occupied Ramallah, 26 February 2013 – Addameer Prisoners’ Support and Human Rights Organization’s Documentation Unit confirmed that the number of prisoners on hunger strike in the Occupation’s jails has increased to twelve.
Appel à action : Rejoignez la campagne mondiale d‘Addameer pour mettre fin à la détention administrative à partir du 17 avril 2013
25.02.2013
Addameer, organisation de soutien aux prisonniers et aux droits de l‘homme, appelle les activistes et les peuples de conscience à se solidariser avec tous les prisonniers politiques et à rejoindre sa prochaine campagne mondiale contre la détention administrative, dont le lancement aura lieu le 17 avril 2013.
Addameer Prisoners Support and Human Rights Association Demands an official international inquiry into the death of Arafat Jaradat, a martyr of the prisoners movement
24.02.2013
Occupied Ramallah, 24 February 2013 – Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association mourns the death of Arafat Jaradat, a martyr of the prisoners movement who died in Megiddo Prison yesterday, 23 February 2013. Tomorrow, 25 February 2013, in response to Israel’s neglect of the Palestinian prisoners, including Arafat Jaradat and the hunger...
Immediate action needed to ensure Israel respects hunger-strikers’ rights
20.02.2013
Ramallah-Jaffa, 20 February 2013 – Addameer, Al-Haq and Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR-Israel) express their grave concern for the health of four Palestinian hunger-strikers and outrage at the continued use by Israel of administrative detention as a widespread practice to punish and suppress Palestinian dissent against the Israeli...
Addameer calls on civil society to unite against Military Order 1651
17.02.2013
Ramallah, 17 February 2013 - On Wednesday 20 February 2013, several lawyers, including Addameer’s Mahmoud Hassan, will file a petition to the Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem regarding Article 186 in Military Order 1651. Article 186 allows for a special Israeli military committee to sentence released prisoners to serve the remainder of their...
Settler attacks and arrest campaign continue in Azzoun
13.02.2013
Ramallah, 13 February 2013 - Addameer is deeply concerned by the escalation in settler’s attacks and arrests by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) in the village of Azzoun, located in the northern West Bank. Over the past few days nine young men, including six children, have been arrested. The recent arrests came after Azzoun was attacked by a...
Once again Israel reneges on agreement to release hunger striker
30.01.2013
Israel reneges on agreement to release hunger striker Akram Rikhawi, as health of three other hunger strikers continues to deteriorate. Addameer lawyer Fares Ziad yesterday visited Akram Rikhawi and confirmed that Akram re-started his hunger strike on 24 January 2013, in protest of the refusal of Israel to release him on the previously agreed...
14 Israeli and Palestinian organisations warn of far-reaching consequences of Israel‘s for obstructions of UN human rights mechanisms
29.01.2013
14 Israeli and Palestinian organisations warn of far-reaching consequences of Israel‘s for obstructions of UN human rights mechanisms Ramallah, 29 January 2013 - 14 Israeli and Palestinian human rights organisations today warned of the far-reaching consequences of Israel’s refusal to fully cooperate with the United Nations (UN). On the...
Call to Action: Join Addameer’s Global End Administrative Detention Campaign!
29.01.2013
Addameer calls on activists and people of conscience to stand in solidarity with all political prisoners and join Addameer Prisoners’ Support and Human Rights Organization’s upcoming global campaign against administrative detention launching on 17 April 2013.
Announcement: UK Speaking Tour featuring Addameer’s General Director Sahar Francis on 12-24 February 2013
28.01.2013
"Palestinian Political Prisoners: The Intersection of International Law and the Palestinian Struggle" UK Speaking Tour featuring Addameer’s General Director Sahar Francis 12-24 February 2013 12 February 2013 – OXFORD 7:30 PM Oxford Town Hall, St. Aldate’s Room St Aldate’s, Oxford OX1 1BX Hosted by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign 13 February 2013...
Medical Neglect Leads to Death of Ashraf Abu Dhra’
22.01.2013
Ramallah, 22 January 2013 - Addameer sends its condolences to the family of Ashraf Abu Dhra’, a recently released prisoner who passed away last night as a result of medical negligence in an Israeli Occupation prison. Ashraf, 29 years old from Beit ‘Awwa in Hebron, was arrested on 16 May 2006 and sentenced to six and a half years in Ramleh prison....
Only three days left to vote for G4S as the ‘worst company of the year’
20.01.2013
With only three days left before voting closes Addameer is asking all of its friends and supporters to vote for G4S as the ‘worst company of the year’. If G4S is to win the award we really need everyone’s support as we are currently over 7,500 votes behind the leader. G4S, the world’s largest private security company, has been nominated for the...
Concern Mounts for Palestinian Hunger strikers
15.01.2013
Ramallah, 14 January 2012 – Addameer is deeply concerned for the lives of four Palestinian hunger strikers as their health continues to deteriorate. Addameer lawyer Fares Ziad recently visited three hunger strikers Jafar Azzidine, Yousef Yassin and Tarek Qa’adan, who are all on their 49th day of hunger strike. All three were arrested on 22...
Israeli Occupation Forces Raid the Village of Bab Al-Shams and Detain 130
13.01.2013
Ramallah, 13 January 2013 - At 1 am on 13 January 2013, Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) raided and arrested 130 people at the newly erected village of Bab Al-Shams. Merely 48 hours after Bab Al-Shams was erected, over five hundred IOF soldiers stormed the area, and arrested the entire village, brutally attacking the activists with batons and the...

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