December 2019 report, Lawyers for Justice

12:00 Jan 6 2020 Occupied Palestinian Territories (oPT): Jerusalem and West Bank

December 2019 report, Lawyers for Justice
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by Lawyers for Justice
Jan 6, 2020

17 cases of political detention, and 5 of the detainees raise allegations of torture and miss-treatment

A contribution from the “Lawyers for Justice” group in monitoring and documenting the Palestinian human rights situation, publishes this second monthly report of December 2019, on the cases it follows legally at the level of political and arbitrary detention and human rights.

The following are the highlights of the group during the month of December 2019 (follow the details of the political arrests at the end of the report):

• Lawyers for Justice continued to monitor 17 cases of detention in the West Bank in December 2019 for political or trade union activity, or against the background of freedom of opinion and expression.
• 6 of the detainees during the month of December are still being held by the Palestinian security services.
• Two political detainees are still being held by the security services; they were detained during the previous months, the first of February 2019, and the other in the month of November 2019. The total number of those who still in detention is 8.
• 4 of the political detainees during the month of December are university students.
• 5 of the political detainees raised allegations of torture and miss-treatment during their arrest and / or investigation.
• 5 of the political prisoners were arrested illegally on behalf of the governors during this month, without presenting them to any judicial authority.
• 4 of those arrested during previous months; they were released during the month of December, after legal follow-up from the group.

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