Press Release

The International Day to Support Victims of Torture
01.07.2020
As the United Nations and the world commemorates the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on 26 June 2020, Palestinian Civil Society Coalitions stand in solidarity with Palestinians prisoners, who have suffered the devastating effects of torture and ill-treatment, and unequivocally condemn all forms of such treatment occurring in...
LPHR and Addameer statement on the release of Birzeit University female Student Union Council Head, Shatha Hasan, and ongoing targeting of Palestinian university students
04.06.2020
London and Ramallah, 04 June 2020 - Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights (LPHR) and Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association (Addameer) can report that Shatha Hasan, a 22 year old Palestinian female undergraduate student at Birzeit University in the occupied West Bank, was released from Israeli military administrative detention on...
Palestinian, Regional, and International Human Rights Organisations Submit Joint Report on Accountability to UN Special Rapporteur
03.06.2020
Al-Haq, Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, and Habitat International Coalition – Housing and Land Rights Network, have submitted a joint report to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories...
Mais Abu Gush Sentenced to 16 Months in Prison and a Fine
03.05.2020
On Sunday, 3 May 2020, the Israeli military court at Ofer sentenced Mais Abu Gush to 16 months in prison starting from the day of her arrest, 29 August 2019. The sentence also included a suspended sentence which begins from the day of her release, and is 12 months in prison for the coming five years. Furthermore, Mais sentence included a 2000 NIS...
After Several Tests Detainee Muhammad Abed al-Majeed Does not Have the Corona-Virus
30.04.2020
On Thursday, 30 April 2020, the Israeli military court at Ofer extended the detention period for Muhammad Majed Abed al-Majeed for another five days for the purposes of interrogations. Muhammad is currently held at isolation cells at Ramon prison as means of quarantine. In the session the military prosecution asked for extending his detention...
Israeli Occupation Authorities Violates the Emergency Procedures and Prohibits Three Female Prisoners from Contacting their Families
28.04.2020
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the occupied territory, the Israeli occupation authorities announced new emergency regulations in addition to a number of new military orders mainly about Palestinian prisoners. These regulations and orders included suspending all family and lawyers’ visits, leaving prisoners without any means of communications...
Israeli Occupation Authorities Renew Ban Orders on Travel and Movement Issued Against Addameer's Chairman of the Board of Directors
19.04.2020
The Israeli Occupation Authorities renewed ban orders on travel and access to the West Bank from Jerusalem issued against Addameer’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, Abed al-Lateif Ghaith. The order against his access to the West Bank is valid from 14 April 2020 until 13 October 2020, as for the travel ban it was also renewed for a six-month...
On Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, Civil Society Calls for Urgent Release of Palestinian Prisoners and Detainees in Israeli Prisons
17.04.2020
On Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, Civil Society Calls for Urgent Release of Palestinian Prisoners and Detainees in Israeli Prisons Date: 17 April 2020 As we mark Palestinian Prisoners’ Day this year, Palestinian prisoners and detainees face the additional threat of a coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Israeli prisons and detention centers. While...
Update: Call for Action to Free Our Prisoners
15.04.2020
We call on our allies, partners, friends and comrades to join us in an urgent campaign to free all Palestinian prisoners in order to protect them from COVID-19, particularly in light of the increased restrictions on their rights by the Israeli Prison Service. In light of the recent events detailed below and a long-term precedence of torture,...
Addameer’s Statement on World Health Day
07.04.2020
Today, on World Health Day we uplift and extend gratitude to all the medical workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially those in Palestine working with limited resources. However, we also must draw attention to how medical negligence is used systematically and deliberately by the Israel Prison Service (IPS) against Palestinian prisoners. It...

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