Monthly Newsletter- April 2021

April 17 marks Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, bringing to the forefront the condition of Palestinian prisoners under the Israeli occupation and apartheid regime. This past year commemorates the day with a greater urgency in light of the global pandemic. The grave violations of Israeli military courts of the rights of detainees is not a new phenomenon; since their establishment, Israeli military courts have proven to be an inseparable part of the Israeli apartheid apparatus, exercising unjust and illegal practices against Palestinians. The change in procedures following the declaration of the COVID-19 induced state of emergency further elucidates these violations’ systemic nature. To commemorate Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, Addameer published its annual statement on Prisoners’ Day and organized a media campaign with local and international civil society actors against the trial of Palestinian civilians in Israeli military courts.