Palestinian prisoners’ group hails Amnesty report on administrative detention

The Director of the Palestine Prisoners’ Centre for Studies has hailed an Amnesty International report which condemns Israel’s use of administrative detention. Riyadh Al-Ashqar described this as a “positive step” but said that it is not enough. He called for Amnesty to put more pressure on the Israeli occupation authorities to stop this kind of “arbitrary” and “oppressive” imprisonment. Amnesty condemned Israel’s use of administrative detention against Palestinian rights activists citing the detention of Salah Hammouri, a field researcher for the Palestinian human rights NGO Addameer.
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