IOA extends administrative detention of wife of Hamas leader

[ 09/11/2010 – 10:33 AM ]


RAMALLAH, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) has extended the administrative custody, without charge, of Muntaha Al-Tawil, the wife of El-Bireh Mayor and Hamas leader Sheikh Jamal Al-Tawil, for three months.

Taghrid Jahshan, the legal advisor to the women society for female political prisoners, said that Muntaha was detained on 8/2/2010 for a six months period that was renewed for three months and now is facing a third renewal of three more months ending 8/2/2011.

The lawyer said that she was in contact with the Israeli Hasharon jail and received the news on the phone, adding that she contacted the woman’s husband and told him of the new development. The lawyer expressed concern over the continued detention of Muntaha without charge and holding her away from her husband and four children.

Muntaha is studying social service at the open Quds University and is a member in many human rights groups that defend prisoners’ rights.

The Israeli military judge approved the detention of Muntaha depending on the so-called secret file tabled by the internal security apparatus. The defendant and her lawyer are not allowed to read content of the file at the pretext of preserving sources of the information in it.

The prosecutor said that Muntaha was posing dangers on the security in her area of residence.

IOA extends administrative detention of wife of Hamas leader.

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