Mona Qa’adan’s trial postponed for tenth time

mona-kaadanThe trial of Palestinian political prisoner Mona Qa’adan, 42, from Jenin, was postponed for the tenth time on December 9, postponed until December 19 with no reason given by the Salem military court.

Qa’adan, who previously served three and one-half year in Israeli prisons, was re-arrested on November 13, 2012 after her release from occupation prisons in October 2011 as part of the prisoner exchange agreement. Since her arrest, she has been denied family visits, even from family members with permits for visitation.

Former prisoner Tareq Qa’adan, the brother of Mona, told Ahrar center for human rights that it was the tenth time the Israeli military courts rescheduled the trial of his sister. While Tareq was imprisoned, Mona engaged in solidarity hunger strikes to support his demands.