Israel issues new administrative detention orders


Israeli Ofer military Court issued new administrative detention orders against a number of Palestinian detainees, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said on Wednesday.

PPS noted that six prisoners were placed in administrative detention for six months, while five others were held in administrative detention for four months.

Administrative detention is the imprisonment of Palestinians without charge or trial and on the basis of secret evidence for up to six month periods, indefinitely renewable by Israeli military courts.

Palestinian detainees have continuously resorted to open-ended hunger strikes as a way to protest their administrative detention and to demand an end to this policy, which violates international law.

(Source / 16.11.2016)


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