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Call to Action: Salah Hamouri's administrative detention order confirmed
19.09.2017
On 17 September 2017, Salah Hammouri had his final hearing in the Jerusalem district court. The outcome was a foregone conclusion after, on 12 September 2017, the prosecution successfully appealed a decision that sought to reinstate his sentence from 2005, under which he would serve three months in prison. His initial administrative detention...
Joint report estimates that 522 Palestinians arrested in August 2017
17.09.2017
Palestinian prisoners’ institutions released their monthly report on Palestinian prisoners and detainees of the Israeli occupation for August 2017. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society, Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association and the Prisoners’ Affairs Commission compiled the report below. In August...
Learning from Issa: How the Electronic Crimes Law will be Applied
14.09.2017
Since the introduction of the Presidential decree, entitled the ‘Electronic Crimes Law’, we have seen a number of detainments predicated on its contents. Though, we have yet to see someone being directly charged under it and how the law itself will be applied in legal proceedings. Issa Amro represents the first such case. Issa has been charged...
Issa Amro Released on Bail
10.09.2017
The oppressive nature of the occupation has been with us since 1948. None of its actions come as a shock to us, whether it be the continued suffocating of Gaza or mass incarceration in the West Bank. That said, the past few months have represented something of a shift. The policy of security cooperation between the Palestinian Authority (PA) and...
Take Action: Demand that Israeli Officials Immediately Release Salah Hamouri
07.09.2017
Salah Hamouri will have what seems to be his final appeal hearing on 12 September at the Israeli High Court. The appeal does not come from our legal team, but rather is the Israeli prosecution seeking to reinstate the six-month administrative detention order that was initially handed down to Salah on 29 August 2017. There is no best outcome here...
Administrative detention order issued against Addameer's field researcher Salah Hamouri
29.08.2017
Addameer’s field researcher and human rights defender Salah Hamouri has received a six months administrative detention order, which is set to end on 22 February 2018. Initially, the Israeli Magistrate Court of Jerusalem has ordered the conditional release of Hamouri though, less than half an hour later, he was issued with the order. According to...
Joint report estimates that 388 Palestinians arrested in June 2017
16.07.2017
According to a joint report issued by The Palestinian Prisoners Society, Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association and the Prisoners Affairs Commission, in the month of June 2017, 388 Palestinians from the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Jerusalem were seized by Israeli occupation forces, including 70...
Take Action: Demand the immediate release of PLC member Khalida Jarrar and UPWC president Khitam Saafin
13.07.2017
Addameer Prisoner Support & Human Rights Association strongly condemns the detention of Palestinian Legislative Council member Khalida Jarrar and Khitam Saafin, president of the Union of Palestinian Women's Committees. According to Addmaeer’s attorney, Jarrar and Saafin were arrested by Israeli occupation forces, who invaded their family homes...
Treatment of hunger strikers raises concern amongst rights organizations
08.05.2017
On April 17, 2017, Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, over 1,000 Palestinian prisoners launched a hunger strike in protest against their severe conditions of incarceration and other violations of their human rights. Their demands comply with international human rights and humanitarian law, and echo those calls made in previous hunger strikes, including...
PHROC and ICHR organize a meeting between the parents of political prisoners and representatives of foreign countries to Palestine
04.05.2017
Ramallah - In a meeting with diplomats and ambassadors to the state of Palestine, the families of a number of Palestinian political prisoners expressed their serious concern about the well-being of their sons in Israeli jails. PHROC and ICHR organized the meeting yesterday for the representatives of Arab and foreign countries, to shed light on the...

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