Former Legislator with No Charges filed, Sentenced To 3 Months administrative detention

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Thursday December 22, 2011 03:02 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC News 

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) reported that the Israeli “Ofer” Military Court sentenced, Thursday, former legislator, Husam Khader, to three months under administrative detention without charges filed against him.

Husam Khader -
Husam Khader –

Israeli Prosecution wanted to imprison Khader for at least six months, but the court accepted an appeal filed by his lawyer, and sentenced Khader to three months.

Lawyer Jawad Boulos, head of the Legal Unit at the PPS, stated that an appeal will be filed against the court’s decision to imprison Khader for three months, and to demand his immediate release, as charges were never filed against him.

Khader is a member of Fateh movement of President Mahmoud Abbas, and is well known for his political activities since he was a youth and a college student.

He was shot and wounded by the Israeli army twice; once in his left shoulder in 1981, and the second time in his right leg in 1987.

He was kidnapped by the Israeli army on January, 13, 1988, a few months after the first Palestinian Intifada stated. Israel then forced him into exile by expelling him to southern Lebanon. He returned to the West Bank on April 5, 1994.

Khader was kidnapped by the Israeli Army again on March, 17, 2003, after the Israeli army broke into his home by detonating its front door, at dawn, and violently searched the property leading to excessive damage, including holes in the walls of his home.

He was sent to Petah Tikva Israeli interrogation facility where he was interrogated and tortured for 90 days. He was released in September 2008.

Earlier in June this year, soldiers broke into the home of Khader, in Balata refugee camp in Nablus, and violently searched it, leading to excessive damage, and kidnapped him.

Earlier this month, the Ofer military court delayed the hearing into the case. The hearing was supposed to be conducted on order to make a decision on whether or not renew his administrative detention for six months.

Khader’s brother, Ghassan, told the Maan News Agency that this is the 25th renewal of Hussam’s administrative detention. He was referring to the original order to sentence him to six months under administrative detention.

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Damage Caused to Kahder's Home -
Damage Caused to Kahder’s Home –

Damage Caused to Kahder's Home -
Damage Caused to Kahder’s Home –

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