Abdallah Abu Rahmah
Thousands of Palestinians go on trial every year in the Ofer military court for offenses like illegally entering Israel or demonstrating against the separation fence. No one really wants to know what goes on there. So is there any point at all to telling this story?
Abu Rahmah was released this evening, after having served the 16 months sentence imposed on him by the Israeli Military Court of Appeals for organizing demonstrations. Abu Rahmah was received by his family, friends and supporters at the prison's gate and vowed to continue the struggle.
Abu Rahmah is expected to be released after having served the 16 months sentence imposed on him by the Israeli Military Court of Appeals for organizing demonstrations. Abu Rahmah will be received by his family, friends and supporters, and will hold a press conference at the prison's gate on his release.
Cathrine Ashton, the European Union High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, has deplored the extension of Bil'in's Abdallah Abu Rahmah. The statement comes after the United Kingdom and France released similar comments on the trial and Amnesty International labeled Abu Rahmah as a 'prisoner of conscience'.
Amnesty International has condemned an Israeli military appeal court's decision to extend the prison sentence of a Palestinian non-violent activist, convicted over his involvement in organizing protests in the occupied West Bank.
The court has accepted the military prosecution's appeal to harshen Abdallah Abu Rahmah's sentence to a total of 16 months. Abu Rahmah was supposed to be released on November 18th 2010, but was kept in detention by the military prosecution's request, despite having finished serving his term. He will now serve an additional 3 months in prison.
The court will deliver a decision on the military prosecution's appeal to harshen Abdallah Abu Rahmah's sentence. Abu Rahmah was supposed to be released on November 18th 2010, but has been kept in detention on the military prosecution's request.
US State Department spokesman continues to avoid giving a clear US position on the case of imprisoned non-violent leader Abdallah Abu Rahmah. Asked three times on different occasions by Associated Press reporters, spokesman PJ Crowley failed to show clear US support of Abdallah Abu Rahmah.
Abdallah Abu Rahmah writes from Ofer military prision on International Humans Rights Day about his trial, his village and prospects for co-existence between Israelis and Palestinians.
The British consul general, Vincent Fean, noted in the courtroom that Abdallah Abu Rahmeh had completed his sentence and expressed hope the legal proceedings will be wrapped up quickly.
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