October 10, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Palestinian Women’s Union Leader Released (Israel/OPT: UA 187.17)


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Palestinian women’s union leader Khitam Saafin was released from HaSharon prison in Israel on 1 October after serving three months in administrative detention without charge or trial. Member of the Palestinian parliament, Khalida Jarrar remains held in HaSharon prison under a six month administrative detention order.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Release Khalida Jarrar and all other administrative detainees or to promptly charge them with an internationally recognizable criminal offense and try them in proceedings that adhere to international fair trial standards;
  • Take immediate steps to end the practice of administrative detention.

Contact these two officials by 19 September, 2017:

Minister of Defence
Avigdor Leiberman
Ministry of Defence
37 Kaplan Street, Hakirya
Tel Aviv 61909, Israel
Email: [email protected] OR [email protected]
Fax: +972 3 691 6940
Salutation: Dear Minister

Ambassador Ron Dermer, Embassy of Israel
3514 International Dr. NW,
Washington DC 20008
T: 202.364.5500
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @AmbDermer
Salutation : Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 187.17
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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