Khalida Jarrar Released

01 Mar
5:34 AM

Israeli occupation authorities, on Thursday, released the Palestinian leader, lawyer, activist and member of the Legislative Council, Khalida Jarrar, after serving 20 months in administrative detention.

Jarrar was released this morning at the Jalameh checkpoint, north of Jenin, where she headed straight  to visit her father’s grave in Nablus, as he died during her detention period, PNN reports.

In April of 2015, Jarrar was initially arrested, held in administrative detention for six months and then charged with security-related offenses. In December of 2015, she was sentenced to 15 months in prison after a plea bargain was struck between the military prosecutor and her lawyers. She was released in June of 2016, but was then put in administrative detention for a second time, the following month.

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Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.

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