[Ppnews] An Hour Before Release, Palestinian Prisoner Transferred to Administrative Detention

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Fri May 25 11:28:11 EDT 2012

An Hour Before Release, Prisoner Transferred to Administrative Detention


  Thursday May 24, 2012 12:30
 by William Temple

In a PNN report today, the Al-Ahrar Centre for Prisoners' Studies and 
Human Rights stated that on Wednesday, May 23rd, prisoner Sameh 
Elaiwe, 50, was transferred from Nablus city to Administrative 
Detention one hour before his scheduled release date.

Administrative detention is detention without charge or trial that is 
authorized by administrative order as oppose to a fair and just 
judicial decree.

Foad al-Khafsh, head of Al-Ahrar, affirmed that on Tuesday the 
Israeli military brought Elaiwe's case before the court, accompanied 
by his lawyer Fares Abu al-Hassan. The court ordered Elaiwe's release 
for the following day.

However, Israeli intelligence petitioned to overturn the decision 
after Elaiwe's lawyer had left the court, and the Court transferred 
the prisoner to the administrative detention centre for four months.

Al-Khafsh alleged that Israeli intelligence deliberately intends to 
break the spirits of the prisoners, and questioned whether the 
military have actually agreed to stop the policy of Administrative 
Detention when in fact they appear to be using it more than before 
the hunger strikes.

More than 25 cases have been transferred to Administrative Detention 
since the Israeli prisons administration and the Supreme Committee 
for Prisoners signed their agreement on May 14th.

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