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Ayman Nasser, Legal Coordinator for Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association

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SOURCE: MA’AN NEWS AGENCYayman_nasser

Hyman Nassar was arrested on Septermber 18, 2014 – he has been arrested multiple times and placed under administrative detention — he has not been charged with any crime. Nasser is the legal coordinator of the Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association. The U.S. National Lawyers Guild International Committee has called on the Israeli government and the U.S. State Department to secure the release of Nassar.

Human Rights Watch has urged Israel to stop harassing members of prisoner rights group Addameer. “It’s deeply ironic that Israel is arbitrarily detaining a researcher who has documented arbitrary detention, and violating the rights of the head of a human rights group,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, HRW regional director

On September 13, 1015, Nassar was released from Ofer Prison.  When addressing the military court, he said, “I believe that every human being has opinions and positions and if they do not violate the law, he can freely think and speak these opinions.  I am a human rights defender who supports the Palestinian prisoners and I represent my opinions in the public media.  My thoughts are not secret, they are public, and everyone know them.”

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