Israel Places Addameer Legal Coordinator under Administrative Detention

Ayman Nasser, coordinator of Addameer's legal unit. (Photo: File)

A senior staff member of Palestinian prisoners’ rights group Addameer has been placed under administrative detention by Israeli military court of Ofer, on Monday.

According to the Palestinian Prisoners and Former Prisoners Affairs’ Committee, Ayman Nasser, 48, from the Saffa village in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah, was placed under administrative detention for six months.

The committee pointed out that Israeli forces detained Nasser on September 9, 2018, and underwent several days of intense interrogation until he was sentenced to administrative detention.

Nasser, a husband, and father of four children is the legal unit coordinator at Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association and had previously been sentenced to one year of administrative detention.

Administrative detention is imprisonment without trial or charge, it has no time limit and the evidence on which it is based is not disclosed.

Israel utilizes this measure extensively and routinely and has used it to hold hundreds of Palestinians for lengthy periods of time.

According to prisoners rights group Addameer, there are 5,781 Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli prisons, 456 of whom are administrative detainees.

(Ma’an, PC, Social Media)

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