PA Security Forces Make 94 Political Arrests in Two Months

(Al Jazeera) Zena Al Tahhan - The Palestinian Authority is carrying out one of the largest political arrest campaigns in years against Palestinians in the West Bank, with at least 94 people arrested over the past two months. Those arrested include university students and journalists, with at least 20 still in detention, according to the Ramallah-based Lawyers for Justice. None were charged with any offenses. Muhannad Karajeh, the head of Lawyers for Justice, reported that a "sizeable number of detainees reported maltreatment and torture in detention." The PA and its security forces are frequently criticized by rights groups over the "systematic arrest and torture" of dissidents.

2022-08-01 00:00:00

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