Report: Lina Khattab sentenced to six months in Israeli prison

Lina Khattab, Palestinian student at Bir Zeit University and folkloric dancer with El Funoun, was sentenced by an Israeli military court at Ofer to six months imprisonment on Monday, 16 February after it convicted her on charges of “throwing stones” and “participating in an unlawful demonstration.” She was also sentenced to a 6000 NIS ($1500 USD) fine and three years probation.

Sahar Francis, executive director of Addameer, earlier told the Electronic Intifada that “they treated Lina as if she is so dangerous, such a serious security threat — this is what makes us believe that they are using her case in order to frighten students from being involved in activism.”

Samidoun will provide updates and actions to continue the demand to free Lina immediately and unconditionally. Please continue to take action and demand Lina’s immediate release.