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International condemnation following Israel’s detention of Palestinian-French activist Salah Hammouri
Hammouri is currently being held in illegal administrative detention in Israel based on secret evidence following a violent raid at his home on March 7. The activist had recently challenged the illegal revocation of his Jerusalem residency status by the Israeli interior ministry
PALESTINIAN AND REGIONAL CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS SEND URGENT APPEAL TO UN SPECIAL PROCEDURES ON THE ARBITRARY ARREST AND IMMINENT RISK OF FORCIBLE DEPORTATION OF PALESTINIAN HRD AND LAWYER SALAH HAMMOURI
On 21 March 2022, the Palestinian Human Rights Council, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, the Association France Palestine Solidarite, and the Platform of French NGOs for Palestine submitted a joint urgent appeal to the UN Special Procedures on the arbitrary arrest and imminent risk of forcible deportation of Palestinian HRD and lawyer Salah Hammouri. On 7 March 2022, Israeli Occupation Forces stormed Salah’s home in Kufr Aqab, north of Jerusalem, arbitrarily arresting him and transferring him to Ofer military base.
Israeli forces re-arrest French-Palestinian human rights lawyer Salah Hamouri amid ongoing persistent harassment
Israel had already revoked Hamouri’s residency rights in Jerusalem and banned his family from entering the country.
We are Palestinians, and We Refuse to Leave our Homeland
Jacobin, 06 March 2022
Salah Hammouri at Imminent Threat of Deportation from Jerusalem
Israel revokes Franco-Palestinian lawyer’s Jerusalem residency
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The arrest and detention of Mr. Salah Hammouri amounted to arbitrary detention
Opinions adopted by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention at its eighty-first session
Video: Salah Hammouri Story timeline
The video documents the series of harrassment, persecution and challenges that Human Rights Defender Salah Hammouri endured -and still endures till this day- in a chronological fashion.
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