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        <h1 class="reader-title">Military Court Attempts to Stop
          Administrative Detention Boycott</h1>
        <span><span>March 15, 2018<br>
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              <p>Yesterday, 14 March 2016, the Israeli military courts
                indicated how it will be dealing with the administrative
                detention boycott. Rather than changing anything
                substantive about the process of administrative
                detention, it will simply seek to punish those involved
                with the aim of coercing them to cease their protest and
                accept the status quo.</p>
              <p>On 7 March 2018, there were to be two individual appeal
                hearings for administrative detention proceedings, that
                of Salah Ja’edi and Nawaf Sawarka. The military court
                judge had shortened the orders. In response, the
                military prosecutor south an appeal with the aim of
                lengthening the time of detainment.  </p>
              <p> In solidarity, both the individuals in question and
                their lawyer did not attend the hearing in the military
                court at Ofer Prison. This resulted in the judge
                postponing the hearing until 14 March, knowing that both
                administrative detention orders were to expire on 18
                March.</p>
              <p>Again, the individuals in question and their lawyer
                refused to participate in the proceedings. In response,
                the judge stated that if Mahmoud Hassan, lawyer for
                Addameer, and his clients do not attend future hearings
                then Mahmoud will be referred to the Ethics committee of
                the Israeli Bar Association and fined. His clients will
                be brought to the court room, by force if necessary.
                Additionally, the individuals in question will be held
                until the conclusion of proceedings.</p>
              <p>Such moves represent a concerted effort to crush the
                boycott. The judge is, without a formal extension of
                administrative detention order, telling Salah and Nawaf
                that they will be detained until they attend their court
                session. In essence, their arbitrary detention will
                continue, potentially indefinitely, until they give up
                the boycott. Additionally, Mahmoud is being referred to
                the Ethics committee due to his commitment to opposing
                the illegal and immoral nature of the administrative
                detention as a general policy.</p>
              <p>Administrative detention, under the Fourth Geneva
                Convention, is allowed “only if the security of the
                Detaining Power makes it absolutely necessary”<a
                  href="#_ftn1" name="_ftnref1" title="" id="_ftnref1">[1]</a>
                for “imperative security reasons”<a href="#_ftn2"
                  name="_ftnref2" title="" id="_ftnref2">[2]</a> and if
                the process is undertaken according to a “regular
                procedure”<a href="#_ftn3" name="_ftnref3" title=""
                  id="_ftnref3">[3]</a>. Additionally, the process must
                not be used as a substitute for criminal prosecution
                where there is insufficient evidence to obtain a
                conviction. <a href="#_ftn4" name="_ftnref4" title=""
                  id="_ftnref4">[4]</a></p>
              <p>What the judge, in this particular instance, is doing
                is extending the period of arbitrary detention without
                the following of a regular procedure. It represents the
                extension of an arbitrary detention as a punitive
                measure for protesting the illegality of your remand.</p>
              <p>The boycott of all court proceedings relating to
                administrative detention has been ongoing since 15
                February 2018, when all organizations with lawyers
                representing cases released a joint statement with the
                prisoners.</p>
              <p>For the months of January and February, there were a
                total of 157 administrative detention orders issued. 104
                of these were renewals of existing orders, which means
                that they were extensions on the initial period of
                detainment. New orders can be issued indefinitely. While
                there is a process of appeal, it provides no real
                recourse as the information on which the order is based
                remains ‘secret’.</p>
              <p>Addameer calls on the international community to take
                all available actions to hold Israel accountable for its
                violations of both international humanitarian law and
                human rights law. Equally as important, we call on all
                grassroots movements and activists to raise awareness
                about the issue of administrative detention. If
                information is required about specific issues, or cases,
                please contact us directly.</p>
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                <p><a href="#_ftnref1" name="_ftn1" title="" id="_ftn1">[1]</a>
                  Article 42, Fourth Geneva Convention 1949</p>
                <p><a href="#_ftnref2" name="_ftn2" title="" id="_ftn2">[2]</a>
                  Article 78, Fourth Geneva Convention 1949</p>
                <p><a href="#_ftnref3" name="_ftn3" title="" id="_ftn3">[3]</a>
                  Ibid.</p>
                <p><a href="#_ftnref4" name="_ftn4" title="" id="_ftn4">[4]</a>
                  ‘Opinion No. 86/2017 concerning Salem Badi Dardasawi
                  (Israel)’,  <em>Human Rights Council: Working Group on
                    Arbitrary Detention, </em>8 December 2017.</p>
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