Tag Archives: Amnesty international

Amnesty International labels Prawer-Begin Bill as racist

MEMO | July 19, 2013   Amnesty International has labelled Israel’s Prawer-Begin Bill which allows for the displacement of Bedouins in the Negev Desert as “racist”. The human rights group called on the Israeli government to stop the demolition of Bedouin communities not “recognised” by Tel Aviv “immediately”.   According to a report in the […]

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Ahrar center asks @Amnesty International to demand immediate release of 5 Palestinian academicians

[ PIC 05/05/2013 – 12:16 PM ] NABLUS, (PIC)– Ahrar center for prisoners’ studies and human rights has asked Amnesty International to urgently intervene and demand the release of five Palestinian academicians from Israeli administrative custody. Fuad Al-Khafsh, the director of the center, said that three of those academicians were already serving administrative detention terms, […]

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Amnesty International: The separation wall is an ongoing violation of international law

[ PIC 23/03/2013 – 02:25 PM ] LONDON, (PIC)– Amnesty International considered that the Israeli apartheid wall built on Palestinian lands in occupied West Bank represents an ongoing violation of international law because “it is cutting off Palestinians from their farmland.” The organization said in a report: “Palestinian farmers in the northern West Bank village […]

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Amnesty urges Israel to free prisoner of conscience Bassem Tamimi | #NabiSaleh

Maan News Agency | Nov 28, 2012   BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Amnesty International on Wednesday urged Israel to release a non-violent demonstrator who was detained in mid-November in the occupied West Bank. The group expressed concern for Nabi Saleh’s Bassem Tamimi, “a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for the peaceful exercise of his right to […]

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Amnesty: Israel must release Bassem Tamimi

Maan News Agency | Nov 1, 2012 BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli authorities must end the harassment, intimidation and arbitrary detention of Palestinian activist Bassem Tamimi, Amnesty International said Thursday. Tamimi was detained on Oct. 24 during a protest at an Israeli supermarket in a Jewish settlement near Ramallah. The non-violence leader from Nabi Saleh — […]

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#PalHunger | Amnesty Blog: The football player who wouldn’t play ball with Israeli injustice

URGENT | June 14, 2012 | 20 children started hunger strike in Israeli prison June 15, 2012 | Amnesty International Players from Khadamat Rafah Football Club protesting Israel’s detention of Mahmoud al-Sarsak © Private Amnesty International delegates met family of Palestinian on hunger strike against his detention without trial in Israel When we arrived in […]

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#PalHunger | Amnesty: Release or hospitalize hunger striker Mahmoud Sarsak

LIVE BLOG ▶ DEMAND ISRAEL TO RELEASE MAHMOUDSARSAK Maan News Agency | June 14, 2012 BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — A Palestinian soccer player on hunger strike for three months should be admitted to hospital or released, Amnesty International said Thursday. Mahmoud al-Sarsak was detained in 2009 and is being held under a form of detention that […]

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#PalHunger | Israel: The injustice and secrecy surrounding administrative detention

A Palestinian woman protests against the Israeli practice of detention without trial or charge. © ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/GettyImagesAmnesty International | June 6, 2012 “ For decades, Amnesty International has urged Israel to end the practice of administrative detention and to release detainees or charge them with an internationally recognizable criminal offence and try them according to […]

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Amnesty International raps Tel Aviv violating Palestinian rights

Amnesty International condemns the Israeli violation of Palestinians’ rights. (File photo) PressTV | Fri May 25, 2012 10:25AM GMT Amnesty International has, in a detailed report, exposed Israel’s violation of human rights and denounced Tel Aviv’s policies on Palestinians. In its rights report for 2012, Amnesty International condemned Israel for its use of torture, restriction […]

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Take action now: Amnesty issues urgent alert for Palestine hunger strikers who are near death | #PalHunger

Electronic Intifada | Ali Abunimah on Fri, 05/04/2012 – 22:44 A Palestinian woman holds a picture of prisoners jailed in Israel during a rally in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, in the West Bank city of Nablus, 3 May, 2012 (APA images) Amnesty International today issued a call for urgent action from individuals […]

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL | Stop excessive force against demonstrators

Maan News Agency | March 30, 2012 BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Amnesty International’s deputy director for the Middle East and north Africa called Friday for Israel to stop using excessive force against demonstrators. Ann Harrison said reports that dozens were hurt at demonstrations were “extremely worrying, particularly in the light of frequent and persistent use of […]

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Opinion: Enforced disappearances are a stain on the government

By Philip Luther | Maan News Agency | March 17, 2012   “Life is hard without him,” says Shereen Ayash, who has lived without knowing the fate of her husband Ismail Ayash since he disappeared from Palestinian Authority custody in 2002. Their daughter Jihan was three months old at the time; she is 10 now. […]

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Amnesty: Leftist writer Qatamesh a prisoner of conscience

MAAN NEWS AGENCY MARCH 7 2012   BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — A Palestinian academic who received a third six-month administrative detention order on March 1 should be considered a prisoner of conscience and released unconditionally, Amnesty International said Tuesday. Ahmad Qatamesh has been held without charge or trial since April 21, 2011. He was given a […]

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Amnesty Calls for Release of Nabi Saleh Activist Bassem Tamimi

WAFA NEWS MARCH 3 2012 LONDON, March 3, 2012 (WAFA) – The London-based Amnesty International (AI) Friday called for the immediate release of Basem Tamimi, a civic activist from the Ramallah area village of Nabi Saleh, arrested for his peaceful protest against Israeli takeover of village land for settlement expansion. Describing Tamimi as “Palestinian human […]

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Amnesty: Release prisoner of conscience Bassem Tamimi

MAAN NEWS AGENCY MARCH 2 2012   BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Anti-wall protest organizer Bassem Tamimi is a prisoner of conscience and should be released immediately and unconditionally, Amnesty International reiterated Friday. Tamimi was arrested in March and charged with “incitement and support of a hostile organization, organizing and participating in unauthorized processions, incitement to throwing […]

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