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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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

UN Report: Israeli Abuse Of Palestinian Children In Prison is Systematic

SOURCE: HUFFINGTON POST The ill-treatment of Palestinian minors held within the Israeli military detention system is “widespread, systematic and institutionalised,” according to a report released by the United Nations Children’s Fund. UNICEF’s 22-page report examines the Israeli military court system for holding Palestinian children and found evidence of practices it said were “cruel, inhuman and […]

Human Rights Watch: Israeli Police Abuse Detained Children

14-Year-Old Sentenced to Four Months in Prison for “Throwing Stones”

SOURCE:  ALKARAMA On 3 August 2015, Alkarama sent an urgent appeal to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) regarding the case of Amer Bajawi, a Palestinian teenager arrested on 23 May 2015 and sentenced to four months of imprisonment by a military court for “throwing stones.” The case of Amer fits into […]

Human Rights Watch: Israeli Police Abuse Detained Children

Journalism Student & Folk Dancer, Lina Khattab, Sentenced to Six Months

SOURCE: INTERNATIONAL MIDDLE EAST MEDIA CENTER On February 17, 2015, journalism student and folk dancer, Lina Khattab, was sentenced to six months in HaSharon Prison and a 6000 Shekel fine. Khattab, 17 years of age, also received a three-year suspended sentence for what the Israeli Military Court called “participating in a protest in solidarity with […]

Human Rights Watch: Israeli Police Abuse Detained Children

Palestine’s youngest political prisoner welcomed back to Ramallah

SOURCE: MIDDLE EAST MONITOR Amongst a host of events to mark Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, families of political prisoners gathered outside the Ramallah offices of the International Red Cross to welcome 15 year old Khaled al-Sheikh back from prison. Khaled al-Sheikh was the youngest Palestinian locked up in the Israeli prison system following his arrest from […]

Human Rights Watch: Israeli Police Abuse Detained Children