Palestinian Authority Blocks Registration of Rights Group

(Human Rights Watch) Omar Shakir - The Palestinian Authority in March refused to renew the registration of Lawyers for Justice, which has represented Palestinians detained by the PA in the West Bank. The PA's move to muzzle Lawyers for Justice reflects a larger trend of the PA "shrinking the space for civil society organizations and further empowering its security services," says the group's head, Mohannad Karaje. The PA, through its Intelligence Services, systematically arrests critics and opponents and tortures those in detention.

2023-04-13 00:00:00

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