Imprisoned brothers granted trial after 38-day hunger strike

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http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=659081

We again see Palestinians hungering and thirsting for justice, what an inspiration the Palestinian people are to people everywhere, a testimony of the potential in all of us to rise up against Injustice and overcome our circumstances

RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- "Two Palestinian men ended a 38-day hunger strike on Sunday after Israeli prison authorities agreed to send them to court after being held for nearly two months without trial, family members said."

The brothers, Muhammad Salih Bader, age 25, and Islam Salih Bader, age 20, have ended their 38-day hunger strike after Israel's Ofer prison authorities decided to transfer them to court for trial.

Muhammad and Islam had been held since October 28, 2013, when undercover Israeli forces abducted the two at gunpoint in two separate incidents on the same day from Beit Liqya village west of Ramallah.

They launched a hunger strike in November in protest against the fact that they were being held without charge, in a practice called administrative detention that AMNESTY has stated violates international law.

The family of the brothers told Ahrar Center for Prisoners' Studies and Human Rights that the administrative detention against them had been concluded as a part of the deal.

Administrative detention is the tactic of keeping a prisoner without charge or trial for extended periods of time, often due to "security" concerns.

"According to Israeli human rights groups B'tselem, in October 2013, 140 Palestinians were being kept in administrative detention in Israeli prisons, down from a high of nearly 1,000 in 2002.

5,200 Palestinians were being held in Israeli jails as of October 2013, according to the Palestinian Authority's Ministry of Prisoners' Affairs. Another 1,280 are in Israeli prisons for being inside Israel without permits."

Under provisions of international law a part of The Fourth Geneva Convention, it is illegal to transfer prisoners outside of the occupied territory in which they are detained, and the families of Palestinian prisoners' face many obstacles in obtaining permits to see their imprisoned relatives.
 
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Due process of law rights are guaranteed by provisions of international law Israel is bound to follow under her international treaty obligations.

A person accused of a crime has a right to a trial.

Locking a person up and throwing away the key and denying them a trial violates international law.
 

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Due process of law rights are guaranteed by provisions of international law Israel is bound to follow under her international treaty obligations.

A person accused of a crime has a right to a trial.

Locking a person up and throwing away the key and denying them a trial violates international law.

Gee, I wonder if the prisoners who are rotting away in the other Middle East prisons as well as the rest of the Muslim world have a right to a fair trial or will they remain imprisoned forever. Perhaps Mrs. Sherri can give us up-to-date information about this. After all, many are imprisoned like the pastors in Iran, and others are imprisoned for allegedly committing blasphemy like Asia Bibi in Pakistan.
 

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