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22.12.2016
On Thursday, 22 December 2016, at dawn, approximately 50-60 soldiers of Israeli forces raided the homes of former prisoners Ja’afar Izzeddein, Tareq Qadan, Mona Qadan, and destroyed property (including the building door and furniture) and threatened them with arrests. Money and electronic objects were also confiscated. Mona Qadan was released from prison on 10 March 2016, after spending three and a half years in prison. Prior to that arrest, she was arrested numerous times, and was previously released under the Wafa Al-Ahrar prisoner exchange deal in 2011. Tareq Qadan was released on 12 August 2015, after spending one year and a half under administrative detention without charge or trial...
21.12.2016
On 21 December 2016, the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court confirmed the administrative detention order of six months against Addameer's Media Coordinator Hasan Safadi. Al Safadi was set to be released on 7 December 2016, but his administrative detention was renewed for six additional months. Occupation forces arrested Journalist and Addameer Media Coordinator Hasan Safadi while he was crossing Al Karameh Bridge on 01/05/2016, where he was detained at around 4.00 PM. Safadi was stopped at the bridge after being identified by a soldier. He was searched in a surveillance room on the bridge and then was transferred to Al Moskobiyyeh Interrogation Center. A 6-month administrative detention order was...
20.12.2016
Appeal by military prosecution accepted to further detain five Sanabel Radio employees until the end of trial proceedings. The five employees, who face charges of incitement, were arrested during night raid on their homes in Hebron on 31 August 2016. The court ordered their release on 6 October 2016, however, the prosecution appealed the court decision and requested that they are remanded until the end of proceedings. The prosecution's appeal was accepted yesterday 19 December 2016.
18.12.2016
Longest serving prisoner Nael Barghouti, 59, continues to be held despite having served his latest sentence of 30 months on 17 December 2016, which was issued based on secret information. An appeal was submitted by the prosecution on 25 November 2015, who seek to re-instate a previous life sentence on Mr. Barghouti. However, the military court judge has not given a response to the appeal yet. Barghouti faces the possibility of re-instatement of life sentence based on secret information. An appeal has been submitted by Addameer to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. Mr. Barghouti was first arrested when he was 20 years old in April 1978. Barghouti was released as part of the Wafa Al...
15.12.2016
Amnesty International calls for urgent action on the administrative detention of Palestinian trainer and circus performer Mohammad Abu Sakha, 25, who had his administrative detention order renewed on Sunday, 11 December 2016. Abu Sakha has been imprisoned in Israeli prisons without charge or trial for a year. He 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 has been with the Palestinian Circus School since 2007. He became a performer and a trainer in the circus in 2011. He has participated in various performances in Europe and the United States. He has also...
11.12.2016
The Administrative detention of Palestinian circus trainer and performer Mohammad Abu Sakha has been renewed for an additional 6 months, from 12 December 2016 to 11 June 2017. Abu Sakha has been imprisonment in Israeli jails without charge or trial for a year. Addameer 's attorney Mahmoud Hassan represented Abu Sakha in a public hearing before the Supreme Court on 5 December, where he decided to withdraw the petition after the court stated that the “secret file” – which has reportedly not been updated since December 2015 – indicates that Abu Sakha “ still poses a threat to the security of the state.” Mohammad Abu Sakha was arrested on 14/12/2015 at around 4:00 pm while he was crossing...
09.12.2016
The rearrested Palestinian youth activist Daoud Ghoul was ordered by an Israeli court to two additional days in interrogation on Friday, 9 December 2016. Israeli Forces rearrested Mr. Ghoul one week following his release. Occupation forces raided the house of Mr. Ghoul at 4:00 am and rearrested him after confiscating his personal belongings. Palestinian youth organizer, was released from the Israeli Gilboa prison on Sunday, 27 November after over 17 months of imprisonment.
08.12.2016
The Administrative detention of Palestinian journalist and human rights defender Hasan Safadi, the Media Coordinator for Addameer, has been renewed for an additional 6 months, from 7 December 2016 to 8 June 2017. Administrative detention orders may be renewed indefinitely. Safadi’s administrative detention order is scheduled to be confirmed by a judge at a time set in the next 48 hours, making him one of approximately 720 Palestinians held without charge or trial under administrative detention. Administrative detention orders are indefinitely renewable and issued for one to six month periods at a time; some Palestinians have spent years at a time in administrative detention, on the basis of...
07.12.2016
Zaki Fayeq Atta, from Deir Abu Mash'al, was arrested on 8 August 2016, while he was in a car that allegedly had Molotov inside it. Mr. Atta was initially accused of weapon possession, however, the judge decided that the charge list was not substantial to convict him. As a result, the prosecution placed him under administrative detention for four months as a punitive measure for not confessing to the claims within the charge list. On 7 December 2016, Mr. Atta's order was renewed proving the Israeli occupation's reliance on the policy of administrative detention when failing to provide sufficient evidence to convict detainees, in addition to using this arbitrary detention as a punitive...
06.12.2016
Israeli prosecution requested the Magistrate Court in Jerusalem to delay release order of Palestinian youth activist Daoud Ghoul, arrested on 5 December 2016. The prosecution submitted an appeal to further hold Mr. Ghoul in detention. The appeal hearing was held today, 6 December 2016, at the District Court in Jerusalem, where the judge decided to extend the detention period of Mr. Ghoul for four additional days, claiming there has been a new development in interrogation. The judge’s decision came without taking into consideration the defense lawyer’s argument that there was no detention order for Mr. Ghoul in the first place. Israeli Forces rearrested Mr. Ghoul one week following his...

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