administrative detention

Activists to protest at Israeli trade office

A range of pro-Palestinian activists have called on the SA government to speak out against Israel’s illegal practise of administrative detention. The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) will picket outside the Israeli trade office in Sandton in Johannesburg on Friday afternoon, to renew the call for boycott, divestment and sanctions and[…]

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UN calls on Israel to release administrative detainees

The UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Assistance and Development Aid in the occupied Palestinian territory Robert Piper said he was “deeply concerned” about the declining health of hunger striking Palestinian prisoners protesting their administrative detention and called on Israel to release or charge all detainees “without delay.” “I am deeply concerned about[…]

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Israel releases Palestinian journalist held without trial

Israeli authorities released a well-known Palestinian rights activist and journalist on Thursday after being held for 18 months under administrative detention, locals told Ma’an. Nidal Abu Aker, who has served a total of 14 non-consecutive years in Israeli prison, was released to his family in Duheisha refugee camp south of Bethlehem.[…]

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Khader Adnan ends 55-day hunger strike

Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan ended a 55-day hunger strike on Monday after reaching an agreement with Israeli authorities to free him from prison on July 12, his lawyer and the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society announced. “Khader Adnan ended his hunger strike last night, after an agreement was reached to release him[…]

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Khader Adnan may end hunger strike

The head of the Palestinian prisoner’s society said Sunday there were hopes Khader Adnan was hours away from ending his 55-day long hunger strike after a potential deal was negotiated with the Israeli authorities. Qadura Fares told Ma’an Sunday afternoon that negotiations two days earlier had led to a potential[…]

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