Shireen, Shadi and Medhat Issawi seized by occupation, held without charge

shireenissawiShireen Issawi, Palestinian lawyer, activist, and the sister of long-time hunger striker, Samer Issawi, and their brother Shadi Issawi, were detained by occupation military forces on March 6, 2014. Shireen Issawi was perhaps the most prominent spokesperson for her brother’s case throughout his 270-day hunger strike.

Shireen Issawi was seized at a flying checkpoint while Shadi was taken in a raid on the Issawi home in Issawiyeh. On March 13, another brother, Medhat Issawi, was arrested at the Issawi home. Shireen and Shadi’s detention has been extended until March 20, most recently on March 13.

Palestinian lawyer Amjad Hussain Al-Safadi, 39, was also seized as he visited the Palestinian prisoners he represents at Hadarim prison. His detention was also extended until March 20. The Issawis have not been charged and the occupation has refused to release any details regarding their arrest. Their computers and cell phones were seized.

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