Baroness Ashton Condemns Bil'in Leader's Conviction; Attorney: "International Community Must Take a Tough Stand on Human Rights Defenders"
The European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton, strongly condemned the conviction of Bil'in resident Abdallah Abu Rahmah by a military court yesterday.
Earlier today, Abdallah Abu Rahmah, the coordinator of the Bil'in Popular Committee, was convicted of incitement and organizing illegal marches by an Israeli military court. The conviction concluded an eight months long political show trial, during which he was kept behind bars. Help us work for his release
Protest organizer Abdallah Abu Rhamah from Bil'in was convicted of incitement and organizing illegal demonstrations today, after an eight months long military trial, during which he was kept behind bars. He was acquitted of a stone-throwing charge and a vindictive arms-possession charge.
Adeeb Abu Rahmah, a protest leader from Bil'in, was sentenced to twelve months imprisonment, for his involvement in organizing demonstrations. Despite already having served the sentence in full, he is to remain in prison until a decision will be given in the prosecution's appeal.
A state prosecutor admitted before the Supreme Court today that the Immigration Police illegally detained the two international activists arrested yesterday in a pre-dawn raid on the International Solidarity Movement's Ramallah offices. The two will be released on bail.
The Israeli authorities must immediately release, or bring before a fair trial, three Palestinian human rights activists detained in Israel following their protests against the construction of the West Bank fence/wall, Amnesty International said on Friday.