Amnesty: Charge or release Palestinian detainees

By JPOST.COM STAFF
June 6, 2012 04:04

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Israel must either release or charge all Palestinians currently being held under administrative detention laws, Amnesty International stated in a report published late Tuesday.

“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," said Ann Harrison, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa. "It is a relic that should be put out to pasture.”

In its report entitled Starved of justice: Palestinians detained without trial by Israel, Amnesty charged Israel with committing "human rights violations," "torture," and "contravening (its) obligations under international... humanitarian law." The report demanded that Israel also investigate violations of the law, and added that Israel must compensate Palestinian victims.

Read the full story here

Related Content

Breaking news
July 19, 2018
Civilians killed in Afghanistan air strike-officials

By REUTERS