Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Israel detains Palestinian leftist without trial

International and Palestinian human rights organizations have repeatedly called on Israel to end its excessive use of administrative detention.

“Israel has used its system of administrative detention — intended as an exceptional measure against people posing an extreme and imminent danger to security — to trample on the human rights of detainees for decades,” Ann Harrison, deputy director of Amnesty International, said in a 2012 statement. “It is a relic that should be put out to pasture.”

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