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24.04.2016
Journalist Omar Nazzal arrested by Occupation Forces while En Route to Journalists Conference Occupation forces arrested the journalist Omar Nazzal, a member of the General Secretariat of the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, and president of the Democratic Journalists Union yesterday, 23 April 2016, from the Israeli Bridge while en route to participation in The European Federation of Journalists General Meeting. Tomorrow, the Ofer Military Court will review the request for releasing the journalist Nazzal, upon request of Addameer attorney Mahmoud Hassan who submitted an urgent appeal for Mr. Nazzal’s immediate release. Today, there was a hearing held in the absence of the detainee...
18.04.2016
Israeli High Court Postpones Decision on Setting Date for Returning of Bodies of Extrajudicially Executed Palestinians Ramallah - The Israeli High Court decided to postpone looking into the petition filed by Addameer attorney Adv. Mohammad Mahmoud regarding setting a date for returning the bodies of Palestinians who were extrajudicially executed to their families. The judges stated that the hearing will be postponed until the end of the Jewish holidays and that the return of the bodies will be subject to extreme security measures. However, the prosecution did not provide the court with the details of the before mentioned security measures. The occupation authorities have returned most of...
11.04.2016
Ramallah - The Magistrate’s Court of the Palestinian Authority extended the detention of five young Palestinians for further interrogation. These extensions apply to the following detainees: Basil Al-Araj (33 years old), Mohammed Harb (23 years old), Haytham Siyaj (19 years old), Mohammed Al-Salamen (19 years old) and Ali Dar al Sheikh (22 years old). Addameer Prisoners Support and Human Rights Association’s attorney confirmed that the detainees were subjected to different forms of ill-treatment, including sitting in stress positions (Shabah), sleep deprivation, continued interrogation, beating all over the body, insults and denial of using bathroom – which they reported to an attorney...
31.03.2016
Appeal against the administrative detention of Palestinian circus trainer and performer Mohammad Abu Sakha has been rejected. The appeal was based on the fact that Abu Sakha is being held without charge and trial, which amounts to arbitrary detention. Mohammad Abu Sakha was arrested on 14/12/2015 at around 4:00 pm while he was crossing Zaatara military checkpoint near Nablus to go to his work in Birzeit village, near Ramallah. Abu Sakha works as a trainer and performer at the Palestinian Circus School since 2007. He was a school student at the time. He became a performer and a trainer in the circus in 2011. He participated in many performances in Europe and the United States. He also...
01.03.2016
An appeal hearing for the administrative detention of circus performer Mohammad Abu Sakha has been set for 21 March 2016. The appeal was based on the fact that Abu Sakha is being held without charge and trial, which amounts to arbitrary detention. Mohammad Abu Sakha was arrested on 14/12/2015 at around 4:00 pm while he was crossing Zaatara military checkpoint near Nablus to go to his work in Birzeit village, near Ramallah. Abu Sakha works as a trainer and performer at the Palestinian Circus School since 2007. He was a school student at the time. He became a performer and a trainer in the circus in 2011. He participated in many performances in Europe and the United States. He also...

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