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Human Rights Activists Jailed in G4S Equipped Prisons

Many Palestinians have been jailed in G4S equipped prisons for political activities and for engaging in non-violent protests. The Israeli government has charged these activists under Military Order 101 which establishes prohibitions and restrictions on various types of gatherings and expression. According to B’Tselem, an Israeli human rights organization, Order 101  “imposes far-reaching restrictions on freedom of expression and the freedom to demonstrate.” For example, in response to the arrests of Palestinian activists at the separation wall, Human Rights Watch has said, “The Israeli authorities are effectively banning peaceful expression of political speech by bringing spurious charges against demonstrators, plus detaining children and adults without basic due process protections.”

The following posts provide profiles of some of these human rights activists.

Shireen Issawi, Winner of 2014 Alkarama Award for Human Rights Defenders

SOURCE:  SAMIDOUN  Shireen Issawi is a human rights lawyer and prominent advocate for Palestinian prisoner rights from occupied East Jerusalem who has participated in monitoring, documenting and advocacy on human rights violations committed by Israeli authorities against Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons. Issawi was arrested by Israeli authorities on March 6, 2014 and has since […]

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

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

SOURCE: MA’AN NEWS AGENCY 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 […]

Bushra al-Talweel, Journalist and Activist on Palestinian Prisoner Issues

SOURCE: SAMIDOUN Bushra al-Taweel was arrested on July 2, 2014. She is a 21 year-old student and journalist who volunteers for the Aneen Al-Qaid news organization which publishes information about Palestinian prisoner issues. She also performs voluntary work for the Prisoners Club and is a participant in a European Union sponsored project on documenting human […]

Bassem Tamimi, Activist and Organizer Against Illegal Settlements on West Bank

Bassem Tamimi, Activist and Organizer Against Illegal Settlements on West Bank

SOURCE: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Amnesty International has designated Bassem Tamimi as a prisoner of conscience.  Amnesty International has called on the Israeli military authorities to end their campaign of harassment, intimidation, and arbitrary detention against Tamini. For years, Tamimi has protested the expansion of illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank and the confiscation of land […]

Murad Shtaiwi, Human rights lawyer, prominent Leader From Kufr Qaddoum

Murad Shtaiwi, Human rights lawyer, prominent Leader From Kufr Qaddoum

SOURCE: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Murad Shtaiwi is a well known non-violent activist and one of the leaders of weekly protests in Kufr Qaddum. The protests are aimed at the military occupation and call for the reopening of the main road connecting Kufr Quddum to Nablus, that was closed due to the expansion of illegal Israeli settlement […]

Abdallah Abu Rahmah, Organizer Against Occupation, High School Teacher

Abdallah Abu Rahmah, Organizer Against Occupation, High School Teacher

SOURCE:  +972 Magazine Abdullah Abu Rahmah was arrested on December 10, 2009 and sentenced to 12 months imprisonment including time served.  He was designated a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International and was held beyond his completed sentence, spending 15 months in jail .  During court sessions, the military prosecution said that it wished to […]