Archive of Press Release
Occupation Forces embark on campaign of arbitrary detention against journalists and media in the West Bank and Jerusalem‪, fire on them during their work
Occupied Ramallah, 14 March 2013- Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association is deeply concerned by the sharp increase in the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF)’s detention of reporters and journalists in the West Bank and Occupied Jerusalem, particularly since the beginning of 2013. The IOF has been arresting...
Eight on Hunger Strike: Hunger Strikes are the Weapon of Prisoners in the Fight against Administrative Detention
Occupied Ramallah, 10 March 2013– During a visit to Hadarim Prison on Thursday 7 March 2013, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association’s lawyer met with the hunger striking administrative detainee Samer Al-Barq (38 years old) from the town of Jayyous, Qalqilia.
14 Palestinian and Israeli Organisations Condemn Lack of Accountability for Torture of Palestinian Detainees
Occupied Ramallah, 3 March 2013 - The Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Council (PHROC), along with Adalah, Public Committee Against Torture in Israel and Physicians for Human Rights-Israel, express their outrage at the death of Arafat Jaradat, 30, which, according to the autopsy report of Dr Saber al-‘Aloul, Director of the Palestinian...
"The Prisons Will Be Gone, and The Shackles Broken"
Occupied Ramallah, 27 February 2013 - Addameer Prisoners‘ Support and Human Rights Association is pleased to invite you to the 20th anniversary commemoration of our establishment on Monday 4 March 2013 from 2 PM until 4 PM at the Ramallah Cultural Palace. We welcome you to enjoy an exhibit of Palestinian artwork about prisoners, a photo...
HUNGER STRIKES ESCALATE: 12 Detainees on Hunger Strike, some nearing death as the Israeli Prison Service denies Addameer’s lawyers visitation rights
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
Call to Action: Join Addameer’s Global End Administrative Detention Campaign!
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.
14 Israeli and Palestinian organisations warn of far-reaching consequences of Israel‘s for obstructions of UN human rights mechanisms
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...
Announcement: UK Speaking Tour featuring Addameer’s General Director Sahar Francis on 12-24 February 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...