Administrative Detention


Occupation renews Hussein Amr’s administrative detention for fourth time

Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies said in a statement that the administrative detention of Hussein Amr, age 61, from al-Khalil, was renewed for the fourth time on March 13 for a three-month period. He has been detained since July 13, 2013, without charge or trial; he suffers from high blood pressure, gout, rheumatism, and varicose […]

Palestinian journalist Mohammad Mona’s administrative detention extended

The occupation authorities renewed the administrative detention of journalist Mohammad Mona days before his detention was to expire, reported the Palestine Centre for Prisoners’ Studies. He was sentenced to six months administrative detention, without charges or trial. The Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate has been advocating around his case. He was seized from his home in Nablus […]

Administrative detainees plan to boycott military courts through March 2014

The Higher Committee of Administrative Detainees announced a statement on Sunday, January 19, stating that administrative detainees will boycott the military courts until the end of March, 2014. The statement, addressing supporters of the Palestinian prisoners’ movement, said that administrative detainees had been engaging in various protests since October 25, 2013, including boycotting the military […]

Former hunger striker Imad Batran seized again by occupation forces

Former Palestinian prisoner Imad Batran, who engaged in a 105-day hunger strike to protest administrative detention without charge or trial before his release last November 14, was seized once more by Israeli occupation forces on January 12. According to the Palestine Center for Prisoners Studies, military forces stormed Batran’s home in Ethna village near Khalil, […]

Administrative detainees boycott military courts

Palestinian administrative detainees in Israeli prisons have rejected a proposal from the occupation prison authorities to delay their protests of their detention without charge or trial, reported the Palestinian Prisoners Society. Prison officials met with a group of administrative detainees, saying that their demands had been transferred to the security services and that responses would […]

Badr brothers end hunger strike after being charged for military trial

Mohammed Badr, 25 and Islam Badr, 20, two Palestinian men held in Israeli occupation prisons, ended a 38-day hunger strike on December 22, 2013 after they were removed from administrative detention and transferred for trial. Ma’an News reported that their families reported that they would now face charges in Israeli military courts. The brothers were […]

Palestinian writer Ahmed Qatamesh released after 2 1/2 years of administrative detention

Palestinian writer, academic and leader Ahmad Qatamesh was released after two and one-half years in administrative detention, held in Israeli jails without charge or trial. He was taken from his home by Israeli occupation forces on April 21, 2011; he had earlier served 6 years in administrative detention from 1992 to 1998. Suha Barghouthi, his […]

Three hunger strikers moved to hospital as administrative detainees escalate protest

Mohammad and Islam Badr, brothers, and Thaer Abdu, have been transferred to hospital from Ofer prison on December 12 and remain on hunger strike. They launched their hunger strike on November 16 after they were each sentenced to administrative detention. Palestinian political prisoners held in administrative detention are held with no charge or trial, for […]

3 detainees in Ofer continue hunger strike as Al-Fassisi suspends his strike

┬áMohammed Badr, Islam Badr, and Thaer Abdu, three Palestinian administrative detainees, are continuing their hunger strikes, reported Palestinian lawyers. They are demanding an end to the use of administrative detention and in particular, their detention without charge or trial. Mohammed and Islam are brothers; all three have been striking since November 16. All three are […]

Over 70 Palestinian prisoners moved as repression inside prisons escalates

Over 70 Palestinian political prisoners were moved between Eshel, Beer Sheva, Nafha and Ramon Prisons on November 30, reported the Palestinian Prisoners Studies Centre. The purpose of these transfers is to create instability and uncertainty among the prisoners and to dispel protests and organizing among the prisoners confronting the policies of the prison administration. Prisoners […]
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