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September 28, 2020 • Victory

Urgent Action Victory! Cuban Prisoner of Conscience Released (Palestine: UA 122.20)

Roberto de Jesús Quiñones Haces, Cuban lawyer, independent journalist and prisoner of conscience, was released from prison on 4 September 2020, after serving his one-year sentence. Although it is good news that Roberto is finally home, his conviction and imprisonment for merely expressing his opinions, should have never happened. We will continue to monitor the situation after his release.

• Urgent Action

Urgent Action Victory! Cuban Prisoner of Conscience Released (Palestine: UA 122.20)

Roberto de Jesús Quiñones Haces, Cuban lawyer, independent journalist and prisoner of conscience, was released from prison on 4 September 2020, after serving his one-year sentence. Although it is good news that Roberto is finally home, his conviction and imprisonment for merely expressing his opinions, should have never happened. We will continue to monitor the situation after his release.

May 8, 2020 • Press Release

Palestine must end arbitrary detention of critics in West Bank and Gaza

The Fatah-led Palestinian authorities in the West Bank and the Hamas de facto administration in the Gaza Strip must halt violations of the right to freedom of expression, in particular arbitrary detentions, and immediately and unconditionally release all those who have been detained solely for peacefully expressing their views, said Amnesty International today as it published a detailed statement outlining a pattern of arbitrary arrests against people who have criticized the authorities amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

March 11, 2019 • Press Release

Palestine: New government must reverse human rights decline

The State of Palestine’s new government must seize the opportunity to reverse the appalling deterioration of human rights that took place under the previous administration and signal that it is serious about meeting its international obligations, Amnesty International. Mohammad Shtayyeh the newly appointed prime minister is expected to form a government in the coming days. 

January 23, 2019 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action Update: Activist Risks Charges Over Forced “Confession” (State of Palestine: UA 203.18)

On 9 January 2019, Suha Jbara was released after spending over two months in detention where she says she was tortured by interrogators. She spent over 26 days on hunger strike in protest against her treatment by security forces and prosecutors. Suha Jbara still has not been read her charges in court and her upcoming hearing is scheduled for 15 May. She is at risk of being charged based on information obtained under torture, although the prosecutor’s office has not provided any credible evidence against her. On 13 December 2018, the Palestinian Attorney General’s office concluded a brief investigation into her allegations of torture without finding any wrongdoing. Amnesty International believes the investigation was not independent, impartial, or thorough and was very limited in scope.

June 14, 2018 • Press Release

State of Palestine: Amnesty staff member arbitrarily detained and tortured by Palestinian security officers

Responding to the arbitrary detention and beating during arrest of scores of demonstrators and bystanders, including an Amnesty International staff member, Laith Abu Zeyad, by Palestinian security forces, Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s …

March 29, 2018 • Press Release

Israel/OPT: Authorities must refrain from using excessive force in response to Palestine Land Day protests

Ahead of tomorrow’s planned protests marking Palestine Land Day, and amid reports that Israeli forces have warned that they will open fire on anyone from Gaza seen breaching the border …

August 23, 2017 • Press Release

Palestine: Dangerous escalation in attacks on freedom of expression

The Palestinian authorities in the West Bank and their rivals, the de-facto Hamas administration in Gaza, have both tightened the noose on freedom of expression in recent months, launching a repressive clampdown on dissent that has seen journalists from opposition media outlets interrogated and detained in a bid to exert pressure on their political opponents, said Amnesty International.

January 7, 2015 • Press Release

Retaliation Against Palestine’s Welcome Accession to ICC Must Stop

Israel, the USA and EU member states must refrain from punishing or threatening Palestine for taking the positive step of granting the International Criminal Court (ICC) jurisdiction over crimes under international law in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT).

October 21, 2014 • Post

Israel/Palestine Conflict: Why now is the time to change to a human rights approach

The same day Ban Ki Moon, UN Secretary General, visited the Gaza Strip saying, “a restrictive occupation that has lasted almost half a century, the continued denial of Palestinian rights and the …