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Stop Administrative Detention – Campaign Overview

On 17 April 2013, Addameer Association will launch a global campaign to Stop Administrative Detention, a form of detention without charge or trial. Administrative detainees are arrested by the Israeli Occupying Forces on the basis of Military Order 1226 – the order which empowers military commanders to detain an individual for up to six months if they have “reasonable grounds to presume that the security of the area or public security require the detention.” On or just before the expiry date, the detention order is frequently renewed. This process can be continued indefinitely. There is no explicit limit for a maximum amount of time an individual may be detained, leaving room for indefinite detention. Detainees are not informed of the reasons of their detention; neither are their lawyers. Click for more information.
Latest News on Administrative Detention

Addameer Submits Arbitrary Detention Complaint to UN

On 25 April 2010, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association submitted a complaint to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on behalf of Moatasem Muzher, 16, who is currently held under Israeli administrative detention at Ofer Prison. The complaint seeks intervention by the UN body in Moatasem’s case on the grounds that his administrative detention constitutes arbitrary detention in violation of international law.

Campaign Cases


Date of Birth:
3 July 1974
Date of Arrest:
18 November 2011
Marital Status:
Married with 4 children
Place of Detention:
Ramleh Prison Hospital
Legal Status:
Administrative Detention
Activist Toolkit

Click here to view the Stop Administrative Detention campaign‘s Activist Toolkit, which includes posters, stickers and a Powerpoint presentation.
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