Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Focus: Women Issues "Woman from Jenin Now Longest Serving Female Prisoner in Israeli Detention"

A brief article found on the International Middle East Media Centre website and posted on the Connexions News Feed states: "The Palestinian Center for Detainees stated Tuesday that Hana Al-Shalabi has now been in Israeli administrative detention for longer than any other female prisoner, according to sources at Ma’an News Agency".

Danny Johnes' above article is straight to the point, and tells us that Al-Shalabi was kidnapped, and imprisoned in 2009. She has been detained for two years, and her trial continues to be pushed back without a publicized reason. There was also no mention to Al-Shalabi or the public as to why she is being detained.

"Administrative detention allows the Israeli government to detain individuals who pose a threat to national security without trial or sentencing. The detention is subject to a judicial review and renewal on a regular basis".

Human rights groups are protesting the above law around the world. Nothing has changed. Al-Shalabi's situation is similar to "over 800 Palestinians" and unimaginable to most.
To read the full article click here.

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