Amnesty urges Israel to release rights defender held without charge – Middle East Monitor


Share post:

Amnesty International has called on Israel to immediately release a human rights defender held under Tel Aviv’s administrative detention policy for another three months, Anadolu News Agency reports.

“The Israeli authorities must immediately release Salah Hammouri,” Heba Morayef, Amnesty’s Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, said in a statement.

Hammouri, a French-Palestinian lawyer, works for Palestinian NGO, Addameer. He has been held by Israel since 7 March.

“Since March, the Israeli authorities have arbitrarily detained Salah Hammouri without charge or trial in an obvious attempt to muzzle his work on human rights. It is outrageous that he now has to serve yet another three months in detention,” Morayef said, terming Israel’s extension of his detention for another three months as “outrageous”.

READ: 60% of Jewish Israelis want segregation from Palestinian citizens of Israel

“Instead of Salah Hammouri going home to his family today, he is facing another three months of incarceration,” she said. “His detention could even be extended further and used against him to expedite his forcible deportation from Jerusalem.”

According to the New York-based rights group, Israel has been seeking to revoke Hammouri’s permanent resident status since September 2022, on the grounds of “breach of allegiance” to the State of Israel, putting him at risk of deportation.

Morayef also called on Israeli authorities to immediately release all those held in administrative detention “unless they are promptly charged with an internationally recognisable offence and tried in proceedings that adhere to international fair trial standards.”


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


Related articles

High Lead Tests Concentrated in Chicago’s Black and Latino Neighborhoods, Report Finds | Chicago News

One in 20 tap water samples taken from thousands of Chicagoans found lead levels at or above...

Addressing the burdens of American nurses

(StatePoint) According to a new survey, American nurses are overwhelmed by job demands, a long-brewing situation only...

Liberal, female and minority: America’s new gun owners aren’t who you’d think

By David Culver and Jason Kravarik, CNN Several times a...

Bruce Poliquin takes ‘America First’ line in lone debate with Jared Golden

Former U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin burnished “America first” credentials in the only head-to-head debate with Rep. Jared...
English English Somali Somali