The Israeli authorities released Palestinian poet, Dareen Tatour, on Thursday after she completed two months out of her original five-month sentence.
The Israeli authorities reduced Tatour’s five-month sentence by three months, during which she was held in detention.
— al whit (@soitiz) September 20, 2018
Following the decision, Tatour was released from the Israeli Damun prison, in the Haifa district in northern Israel, where she completed the two-month sentence.
Upon her release, Tatour said,
“After three years of suffering, imprisonment and house arrest, I finally feel happy.”
El poetisa palestina Darin Tatur, condenada por Israel por un poema, liberada de prisión https://t.co/DnEW1qr4Fy
— Javier Villate (@bouleusis) September 20, 2018
“I have gained my freedom and I will continue to write. All my suffering was due to a poem I wrote and it saddens me that they (Israeli authorities) imprisoned me for writing the poem.”
— Danielle Ravitzki (@Daniellesr) August 4, 2018
In July, the Israeli Magistrate Court of Nazareth sentenced Tatour to prison after the Israeli prosecution accused her of “incitement and supporting a terrorist organization” for writing a poem criticizing the Israeli occupation and posting it on her personal page on Facebook.
(Ma’an, PC, Social Media)