Migrants at Saharonim prison protest their detention

By
May 5, 2013 14:45

 
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 experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • 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

Over 300 African asylum seekers held a protest at the Saharonim detention center over the weekend, demanding they be released from custody and allowed to move freely in the country, the Israel Prison Service stated on Sunday.

The protest included some 340 African migrants from the 7 block of the detention center, the IPS said, who refused to return to their cells on Friday and remained in yard of the block. The protesters told the wardens that they are being held illegally and must be released, and that until Sunday, efforts to speak to the prisoners failed.

On Sunday morning, IPS officers moved in and removed the protesters from the yard. The IPS said that the protesters used passive resistance and therefore the IPS personnel did not use violent force or crowd dispersal means like flash bangs or tear gas.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 20, 2018
Russia's Putin, despite sanctions, still hopes for better U.S. ties

By REUTERS