Amnesty Int’l Demands Release of Imprisoned Teen Ahed Tamimi

Amnesty International is calling for the urgent release of Palestinian teen, Ahed Tamimi: “‘There is nothing Ahed Tamimi has done that can justify the continuing detention of a 16-year-old child. The Israeli authorities must release her without delay. In capturing an unarmed teenage girl’s assault on two armed soldiers wearing protective gear, the footage of this incident shows that she posed no actual threat and that her punishment is blatantly disproportionate,’ said Magdalena Mughrabi, Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International. Mughrabi continued, ‘Israel is clearly, brazenly flouting its obligations under international law to protect children from overly harsh criminal punishments.'” (Note: Ahed’s 17th birthday was Jan. 31, 2018. She spent it in an Israeli prison.) Ahed is one of approximately 350 Palestinian children currently being held in Israeli prisons and detention centers.
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