Amnesty Int'l urges release of Palestinian prisoner Tamimi

March 3, 2012 17:01

Amnesty International called for the immediate release of Palestinian Bassem Tamimi, currently imprisoned by Israel, in a statement released Friday.

Bassem Tamimi was jailed last year for organizing protests in the West Bank town of Nabi Saleh.

"Palestinian human rights defender Bassem Tamimi is a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for his role in organizing peaceful protests against the encroachment onto Palestinian lands by Israeli settlers, and should be released immediately and unconditionally", the human rights organization stated.

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