Mona Qa’adan’s military trial postponed for ninth time

monaOn Tuesday, October 8, the occupation courts postponed the trial of Mona Qa’adan, Palestinian prisoner from Arraba, Jenin.

This is the ninth time that Qa’adan’s trial was postponed without a reason, said Fuad Khuffash of Ahrar Centre. He noted that Qa’adan, 43, suffers from difficult health and is denied family visits as the occupation has issued a banning order against any of the Qa’adan family visiting her.

She is the sister of former prisoner Tareq Qa’adan, who served three and a half years in occupation prison and engaged in a 92-day hunger strike. He was freed in May 2013.

Mona Qa’adan is a former prisoner who was released with other women prisoners in the October 2011 prisoner exchange. She was rearrested on November 12, 2012 from her home in Arraba. This is the fifth time Mona has been arrested; she has been held under administrative detention twice before in the past. She was charged with accusations from her previous arrest, namely working with the Baraa Society for Young Muslim Women.