114 administrative detention orders issued in December targeting Palestinian human rights defenders and activists

Ayman-Nasser1035 administrative detention orders – orders for imprisonment without charge or trial – were issued by Israeli military courts against Palestinians in 2014, reported the Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies. There are currently over 570 Palestinian political prisoners held in administrative detention; 114 more administrative detention orders were issued in December, including renewals of these orders for arbitrary imprisonment against several prisoners who have been part of international campaigns:

Ayman Nasser, the director of Addameer’s legal unit, was subjected to a renewal of the administrative detention order against him for 3 months. Nasser arrested on 18 September 2014 and arbitrarily imprisoned without charge or trial. He was previously arrested on 15 October 2012 and released on 21 October 2013, imprisoned for his participation in prisoner advocacy activities. Click here to demand freedom for Ayman Nasser.

Dr. Yousef Abdul Haq, retired 73-year-old professor and lawyer in Nablus and director of the Tanweer (Enlightenment) center, had the order of arbitrary imprisonment against him renewed for two months. Arrested on 26 August 2014, he was ordered to administrative detention for four months 7 days later. He has been arrested 3 times and mostly held in administrative detention. Click here to take action for Yousef Abdul Haq.

ayman-altabeeshAyman al-Tabeesh, whose administrative detention was renewed for the fifth time, for three months, despite repeated commitments by occupation authorities that he would be released in order to end his hunger strikes. He ended a hunger strike waged for 123 days with a commitment that he would be released on 5 January 2015. He had previously been promised release in January 2014 after a lengthy hunger strike of 105 days in 2013. He has been detained since 9 May 2013 and has spent over 10 years in Israeli jails, mostly in administrative detention without charge or trial.