Detention of Rights Activist Extended

January 28, 2016 9:00 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0
28 Jan
9:00 PM

Israel has renewed the administrative detention order of civil society activist Itiraf Rimawi, for an additional four months.Rimawi had been scheduled to be released today.

Rimawi is the executive director of the Bisan Center for Research and Development, a Palestinian NGO based in Ramallah.

The civil society activist has been in administrative detention since September 2014.

He is married, a father to three small children.

Israel is currently holding some 7,000 Palestinian prisoners, of whom 600 are in administrative detention.

Bisan has requested that international groups continue pressuring Israel to free all Palestinian political prisoners and end its policy of administrative detention, the holding of Palestinians captive indefinitely, without charge or trial.

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