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BILAL KAYED’S HANDS AND FEET ARE CHAINED TO HIS HOSPITAL BED AS HE IS PLACED UNDER SEVERE AROUND-THE-CLOCK SURVEILLANCE
18.07.2016
Occupied Ramallah – 18/7/2016 After Palestinian hunger striking prisoner Bilal Kayed was moved to Barzilai Hospital on his 33 rd day of hunger strike, Addameer lawyer Farah Bayadsi visited him today to confirm his medical condition directly. During her visit Kayed informed her that he is chained to his hospital bed, wit cuffs tied around his right...
A Letter From Bilal Kayed's Family to the World
14.07.2016
To whom it may concern, To all those who have a living conscience in this world, to all those who believe and fight for humanity- which is being violated for the whole world to see and hear, we scream to the last bits of humanity scattered in our souls wishing for someone to join us: ENOUGH! We, the family of the subjugated prisoner Bilal Wajeeh...
PHROC Calls for the Immediate Release of Hunger Striking Administrative Detainee Bilal Kayed
14.07.2016
PHROC Calls for the Immediate Release of Hunger Striking Administrative Detainee Bilal Kayed The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) calls for the immediate release of hunger striking administrative detainee Bilal Kayed, who has been on hunger strike for 30 days. We have been informed by attorneys that Mr. Kayed has refused to...
Bone of their Bone: Torture and Ill-Treatment by Palestinian Security Forces
26.06.2016
Bone of their Bone: Torture and Ill-Treatment by Palestinian Security Forces On the occasion of International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Addameer calls for an end to all practices by the Palestinian Authority that amount to torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment. In 2014, the Palestinian government signed and ratified...
Complaint Submission to the UN Concerning the Travel Ban and other adverse repercussions against Mr. Omar Barghouti
23.06.2016
LPHR, PHROC and the National Lawyers Guild submit complaint to the United Nations concerning the travel ban and other adverse repercussions against the Palestinian human rights defender, Mr. Omar Barghouti London, Ramallah, and New York 23 June 2016 - Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights (LPHR), the Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Council (...
Palestinian Administrative Detainee Bilal Kayed Enters His 6th Day of Hunger Strike
20.06.2016
Palestinian Administrative Detainee Bilal Kayed Enters His 6 th Day of Hunger Strike Bilal Kayed, a 35-year-old Palestinian from Nablus was arrested in 2002 and sentenced to 14 and a half years. He had been placed in isolation in Rimon prison since September 2015 until his scheduled release. Bilal was set to be released on 13 June 2016 after...
PHROC Dismayed by Israel's Election to Chair the General Assembly's Legal Sixth Committee
16.06.2016
PHROC Dismayed by Israel's Election to Chair the General Assembly's Legal Sixth Committee On 13 June 2016, Israel won a vote to chair the United NationsLegal Affairs Sixth Committee (hereinafter the Committee), with the support of 109 member states and no votes against. [1] The Committee acts as the central space through which legal questions are...
Release Date Set for Palestinian Legislative Council Member Khalida Jarrar
02.06.2016
Release Date Set for Palestinian Legislative Council Member Khalida Jarrar 02 June 2016 – The release of Palestinian Legislative Council Member Khalida Jarrar has been scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, 3 June 2016. The Palestinian Legislative Council member has been detained since 2 April 2015 when Israeli occupation forces surrounded her house in...
PHROC Welcomes Statements by European Officials to Uphold the Right to Participate in and Call for BDS Measures
02.06.2016
PHROC welcomes statements by European officials to uphold the right to participate in and call for BDS measures The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) commends recent statements by European officials on the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement. On May 26, the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bert Koenders,...
Negating High Court Decision, Israeli Public Security Minister Seeks Suspension of Return of Palestinian Bodies
25.05.2016
Negating High Court Decision, Israeli Public Security Minister Seeks Suspension of Return of Palestinian Bodies Israeli Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan to suspend the return of bodies of extra-judicially executed Palestinians after alleged incitement during a funeral. The Israeli government had set conditions for the release of deceased...

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