UN experts deplore increase in arbitrary detention of Palestinian activists

Two United Nations experts have deplored daily violations of human rights and international law by the Israeli regime in the occupied Palestinian territories, warning of an increase in the arbitrary detention of Palestinian rights activists. Michael Lynk, and the UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Michel Forst, said in a joint statement late last week “We have received a worrying number of complaints in recent months regarding human rights defenders, who are arrested and, in many cases, arbitrarily detained, often apparently as a direct result of their important work in their communities,” the UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories”

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