[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
Occupied Ramallah
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 
administrative detention.
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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