Palestinian Writer Khater Transferred to New Prison Day Before Hearing

Palestinian journalist and writer Lama Khater bids her child goodbye as Israeli forces raided her home last night to arrest her. (Photo: via Social Media)

Israeli Prison Services yesterday transferred Palestinian female writer, Lama Khater, from the Ashkelon prison to the Hasharon prison, after detaining her for 34 days.

Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) lawyer, Firas Al-Sabbah, said in a statement that 42-year-old Khater will attend an eighth court hearing session tomorrow under the pretext of completing judicial proceedings.

Khater has undergone harsh interrogation techniques while incarcerated, the lawyer added, which lasted up to 20 hours per day throughout her detention.

Khater was detained by Israeli forces on 24 July from her home in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron.

She was accused of incitement and being a member of an illegal organization. She denies the charges.

According to prisoners’ rights group Addameer, there are 5,820 Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli prisons, 63 are women.

(MEMO, PC, Social Media)

Know the Truth about Palestine

Dear Reader,
You have carried us through years of honest and accurate coverage and we are confident that you will carry us through the next stage, which promises to be more critical than ever, for Palestine and for all of us.
Make a contribution to support the Palestine Chronicle.
Click HERE to donate using your credit card or PayPal.
Or, click HERE to learn more.

(The Palestine Chronicle is a registered 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax deductible)

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.