[Pnews] Palestine - Administrative Detention order against Addameer's Media Coordinator Hasan Safadi confirmed

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  Administrative Detention order against Addameer's Media Coordinator
  Hasan Safadi confirmed

<http://www.addameer.org/printpdf/2377>

_*July 5, 2016
*_

On 4 July 2016, the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court confirmed the 
administrative detention order of six months against Addameer's Media 
Coordinator Mr Hasan Safadi. The public prosecution claimed that Safadi 
is affiliated with an illegal organisation and has visited an enemy 
state more than one time. Al Safadi is currently being held at Ktziot 
prison in the Negev.

Occupation forces arrested Journalist and Addameer Media Coordinator 
Hasan Safadi while he was crossing Al Karameh Bridge on 01/05/2016, 
where he was detained at around 4.00 PM. Safadi was stopped at the 
bridge after being identified by a soldier. He was searched in a 
surveillance room on the bridge and then was transferred to Al 
Moskobiyyeh Interrogation Center. A 6-month administrative detention 
order was issued on 10 June 2016 against Al Safadi, who had been under 
interrogation for forty days. Safadi was set to be released on 10 June 
2016 based on a decision from the Magistrate Court in Jerusalem, on a 
bail of 2500 NIS and third-party guarantees, which had already been 
paid. Later on the same day, Israeli Minister Avigdor Lieberman signed 
an administrative detention order against Safadi, which effectively 
overrode the court’s decision for his release.

This practice of arbitrary detention is a grave violation of 
international laws and human rights standards, particularly articles 78 
and 72 of the Fourth Geneva Convention which state that an accused 
individual has the right to defend himself. This also violates article 
66 of the Fourth Geneva Convention and the basic standards of fair trial.

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