Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel – and attorney Khaled Zabarqa filed a motion to the Israeli Supreme Court on Monday, to appeal a lower Israeli court’s decision to deny the early release of Palestinian prisoners Ahmad Manasra, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported,
Manasra was arrested by Israel in 2015 when he was only 13 years old, in a high-profile incident that garnered attention around the world.
🚨UPDATE on Ahmad Manasra’s case: we must continue to demand for the release of #AhmadManasra immediately so he may be reunited with his family and start the proper treatment he needs in order for his mental and physical health to get better #FreeAhmadManasra pic.twitter.com/OODVKVyCM1
— US Palestinian Community Network (@uspcn) October 4, 2022
On September 1, 2022, the Beersheba District Court rejected a request for early release. The motion was filed in light of Manasra’s deteriorating medical and mental health situation.
According to a professional medical opinion, Manasra’s condition requires immediate attention outside prison. Nevertheless, Israel’s parole committee decided not to review his case.
An Israeli court extended the solitary confinement of Palestinian prisoner, Ahmad Manasra, 20, for 6 months.
— BDS movement (@BDSmovement) October 1, 2022
“Israel’s faulty legal management in the case of Ahmad Manasra has resulted in a series of multiple failures, starting with the severe sentence that Israel imposed on him as a 13-year-old minor and ending with the denial of his request for early release,” Khaled Zabarqa, Manasra’s attorney, commented.
(WAFA, PC, SOCIAL)