Israel must stop bullying Palestinian activists: AI

Israel must stop bullying Palestinian activists: AI
Fri Jul 5, 2013 10:46:15

Amnesty International has condemned the Israeli regime for "unrelenting campaign” of harassments of Palestinian rights activists including Nariman Tamimi, who was placed under partial house arrest to prevent her taking part in peaceful protests.

This is the "latest in a litany of human rights violations against Nariman Tamimi, her family, and her fellow villagers. These arbitrary restrictions should be lifted immediately and the charges should be dropped," said Philip Luther, Middle East and North Africa Director at Amnesty International last on Thursday.

Tamimi was arrested along with another activist Rana Hamadi on Friday last week, when villagers of Nabi Saleh walk towards a nearby spring in protest against the loss of their land.

"They have been denied the basic human right to peacefully protest over land illegally seized by Israeli settlers, and the Israeli judiciary has used spurious legal tools to punish them for exercising their basic human right to peaceful protest," Luther stated.

According to Amnesty International, Tamimi and Hamadi have been charged with being in a "closed military zone." The trial is scheduled for Tuesday 9 July.

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