[Pnews] Israeli Military Court postpones PLC member Khalida Jarrar’s administrative detention confirmation hearing
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Wed Apr 8 10:38:52 EDT 2015
Update: Ofer Military Court postpones PLC member Khalida Jarrar’s
administrative detention confirmation hearing
8 April 2015
The Ofer Military Court judge determined today (Wednesday, 8 April 2015)
to postpone the confirmation hearing for PLC member Khalida Jarrar’s
administrative detention order until Tuesday, 14 April 2015.
According to Mrs. Jarrar’s legal counsel Adv. Mahmoud Hassan, the
military prosecution presented the court with 34 pieces of “open
evidence,” that had not been provided to the defense team prior to the
confirmation hearing. For this reason, Mrs. Jarrar’s defense team
requested six days to review the evidences and allegations against Mrs.
Jarrar. It should be noted that only a portion of the file was released
to the lawyers. Mrs. Jarrar is also detained under secret evidence that
will never be revealed to the lawyers throughout the duration of her
Despite the presented evidence that is substantial to formally indict
Mrs. Jarrar, the military prosecution did not charge her, and verbally
stated that they do not intend to do so in order to guarantee she remain
in detention. Thus far, the evidences presented against Mrs. Jarrar
revolve around her activities as a political leader, including videos of
her attending demonstrations. An indictment on such minor charges can
potentially allow for her release on bail until the end of legal
Addameer confirms that this is a politically motivated arrest which
contravenes international law, specifically the Geneva Convention IV,
and her rights under the International Covenant on Civil and Political
Khalida Jarrar (52 years old) was arrested Thursday, 02 April 2015 from
her home in Ramallah at 1:30AM. The Military Commander issued a 6-month
administrative detention order on Sunday, 05 April 2015.
Mrs. Jarrar is one of 14 Palestinian Legislative Council members that is
currently imprisoned, of which eight are held under administrative
detention orders without charge or trial based on secret evidences.
Addameer calls on all local diplomatic missions, representative offices,
international organizations and human rights organizations to publicly
denounce the detention of Palestinian elected officials. Addameer
requests the presence of the above as observers of Mrs. Jarrar’s court
hearing on Tuesday, 14 April 2015.
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