MP among several Palestinians sentenced without trial by IOA

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The Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) on Monday sentenced a number of Palestinians, including an MP, to administrative incarceration, with neither charge nor trial.

Lawyer Ashraf Abu Sneineh said he received a number of administrative sentences slapped by the IOA on a number of Palestinian detainees, including the Hamas representative at the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) Ahmad Mubarak.

MP Mubarak was sentenced to a six-month administrative prison-term.

Prominent Palestinian writer Waleed al-Houdli was, meanwhile, sentenced to four months in administrative detention.

Author al-Houdli had spent a total of 15 years in Israeli jails in several former arrests.

The verdicts also targeted newly-arrested ex-prisoners from Ramallah and Bethlehem provinces.

Ex-prisoners Falah Nada, Shuja’ Darweesh, and Salem Jahaleen received a six-month term, without trial, while three other detainees—Mohamed Dahla, Mohamed Karaan, and Mohamed al-Baden—were subjected to similar four-month sentences, without charges.

The lawyer added that the sentences were issued after the Israeli prosecution failed to prove alleged charges against the detainees.

He said a hearing is expected to be held by the Ofer military court in the next few days to confirm the administrative prison-terms.

(Source / 24.01.2017)

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