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Nael al-Barghouthi: Four decades in prison for seeking a free Palestine

Nael al-Barghouthi, a Palestinian from the West Bank village of Kobar, has spent nearly four decades in Israeli prisons. In 2009, he broke the Guinness World Record for the world’s longest-serving political prisoner. Israeli occupation forces initially detained Barghouthi in April 1978, but he was released in a 2011 prisoner exchange deal before being rearrested three years […]

Rights Attorneys Ask Court to Vacate 2005 Conviction and LWOP Sentence After Khashoggi Revelations

Contact: press@ccrjustice.org Same Saudi Agency Involved in Cover-Up Denied Torture of Ahmed Abu Ali October 3, 2019, Alexandria, VA – Last night, the Center for Constitutional Rights asked a federal court to vacate the conviction and life-without-parole sentence of Ahmed Abu Ali in light of new evidence stemming from the Saudi government’s cover-up of the torture […]

Palestinian tortured by Israel is in critical condition

Human rights groups are condemning Israel for the torture of Samer Arbeed. Arbeed is in critical condition following his interrogation by Israel’s domestic intelligence agency, the Shin Bet. A coalition of Palestinian human rights groups says Israel is responsible “for torturing and critically injuring” Arbeed during his arrest and interrogation. An Israeli special forces unit seized Arbeed from […]

Palestinian Woman in Administrative Detention Begins 8th Day of Hunger Strike

A Palestinian woman was sentenced to five months of “administrative detention” after she was detained en route to the occupied West Bank region on August 20, the Palestinian Detainees Committee said.  Heba Al-Labadi, a 24-year-old Palestinian woman with Jordanian citizenship, has been held without charge in the Al-Damon detention center, the Palestinian Detainees Committee said […]

Dozens of Palestinian prisoners launch solidarity strike as protests support hunger strikers

On Wednesday evening, 21 August, the Prison Branch of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine announced that a number of Palestinian prisoners were launching a solidarity strike with Huzaifa Halabiya and his fellow hunger strikers on Thursday, 22 August. Halabiya, from Abu Dis in Jerusalem, has been on hunger strike for 53 days against his imprisonment without […]

New video from Redfish: Germany censors Palestinian BDS activist Khaled Barakat

Palestinian writer Khaled Barakat‘s struggle against political repression in Germany was covered by Redfish in a new video interview. Organizations and activists around the world have responded with solidarity after Barakat was issued a political ban by the German state on 22 June, preventing him from speaking at any public events or activities on Palestine. Barakat and Samidoun activists […]

Netanyahu will bar Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering Israel because of their BDS support

Note: This post was updated after Israel’s decision was confirmed. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will bar Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) from entering Israel over their support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. “We won’t allow those who deny our right to exist in this world to enter […]