Woman from Jenin Now Longest Serving Female Prisoner in Israeli Detention

August 3, 2011 10:30 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Israel, News Report 0
03 Aug
10:30 PM

The Palestinian Center for Detainees stated Tuesday that Hana Al-Shalabi has now been in Israeli administrative detention for longer than any other female prisoner, according to sources at Ma’an News Agency.Al-Shalabi was kidnapped and put in administrative detention in 2009. She has now been held in Hasharon Prison for two years.

She has not been permitted to have contact with her family at any time during her detention.

Israeli authorities have repeatedly postponed her trial, providing no legal justification each time.

Also, the Israeli Shabak refuses to tell her why she is being detained.

Administrative detention allows the Israeli government to detain individuals who pose a threat to national security without trial or sentencing. The detention is subject to a judicial review and renewal on a regular basis.

There are currently over 800 Palestinians being held in administrative detention according to prisoner rights group Addameer.

The practice is condemned by prisoner and human rights groups all over the world.

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