Monday, May 28, 2012

An Hour Before Release, Prisoner Transferred to Administrative Detention

May 24, 2012 PNN
Wednesday, May 23rd, Al-Ahrar Centre for Prisoners' Studies and Human Rights stated that prisoner Sameh Elaiwe, 50, was transferred from Nablus city to Administrative detention one hour before his scheduled release date.

Administrative detention is detention without charge or trial that is authorized by administrative order as oppose to a fair and just judicial decree.
Foad al-Khafsh, head of Al-Ahrar, affirmed that on Tuesday the Israeli military brought Elaiwe's case before the courts, accompanied by his lawyer Fares Abu al-Hassan. The courts issued a release decision for Elaiwe for the following day.

However, Israeli intelligence overturned the decision after Elaiwe's lawyer had left the courts, and transferred the prisoner to the administrative detention centre for four months.

Al-Khafsh alleged that the Israeli intelligence deliberately intends to break the spirits of the prisoners, and that the military may not have agreed to stop administrative detention policies, but they have now increased it.

More than 25 cases have been transferred to administrative detention since Israel's prisons administration and the Supreme Committee for Prisoners signed their agreement on May 14th.

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