Thamer Saba’aneh, prisoner activist and brother of detained cartoonist, arrested

Thamer Saba’aneh, prisoner activist and brother of detained cartoonist, arrested

One of Mohammad Sabaaneh's cartoons in support of Palestinian prisoners, holding the light of freedom
One of Mohammad Sabaaneh’s cartoons in support of Palestinian prisoners, holding the light of freedom

Thamer Saba’aneh,  37, the brother of detained Palestinian cartoonist Mohammad Saba’aneh and a researcher for Ahrar association that supports Palestinian prisoners, was detained on March 4, when his home was invaded in a nighttime raid by Israeli occupation soldiers.

Mohammad Saba’aneh was detained on February 16 as he returned to Palestine from Jordan. His detention has been extended several times for further interrogation. A popular cartoonist, Saba’aneh’s supporters have created a facebook group to draw attention to his case.

Saba’aneh was finally allowed to see a lawyer on March 5, when a lawyer from the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club visited him for the first time since his detention.