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Individual UN Complaints

Below is a list of the complaints submitted by Addameer on behalf of prisoners since 2010 (complaints submitted to UN Special Procedures on behalf of individual prisoners are confidential and can therefore not be published in full):

Prisoner
Special Procedure Date of Complaint
2011
Ahmad Al-Ewiwi is currently held in administrative detetion. He was arrested by the Israeli Occupation Forces on the evening of his release from Palestinian Authority detention. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention 11/09/2011
Bassem Tamimi is a human rights defender from the village of Nabi Saleh. He was arrested on 24 March 2011 and is currently on trial on charges of incitement, organizing unauthorized marches, solicitation to throw stones, failure to report for questioning, and an excessive obstruction of justice charge for allegedly advising youth on how to act if under Israeli police interrogation. Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders 11/09/2011
Mahmoud al-Ramahi is a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council. He has been held in administrative detention since 10 November 2010 without charges or trial. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention 28/07/2011
Ahmad Qatamish is a Palestinian writer and political activist who was arrested on 21 April 2010 and placed in administrative detention. Ahmad is the second case in Addameer's Prisoners at Risk Campaign. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention 25/05/2011
Ayed Dudeen is the first case in Addameer's Prisoners at Risk Campaign. He was held in administrative detention for almost 3 years and 8 months before being released on 9 June 2011. Only two months later, Ayed was re-arrested and placed in administrative detention once more. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention 3/05/2011
Linan Abu Ghulmeh was arrested in July 2010, less than a year after being released as part of a deal whereby 20 Palestinian women were freed in exchange for proof of life of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. She spent over a year administrative detention before being released as part of the October 2011 prisoner exchange deal concluded by Hamas and the Israeli government. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention 27/01/2011
2010
P.H. is a Canadian lawyer who volunteered at Addameer and was deported when he attempted to return to the oPt from a trip to Amman. Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders 31/12/2010
Kifah Qatash was arrested in August 2010 and placed in administrative detention. Kifah suffers from rheumatism and a chronic autoimmune disease called Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, which results in tissue damage and inflammation. Her disease was exploited by her interrogators to apply pressure on her in an effort to extract a confession. After receiving a total of three detention orders, Kifah was released in August 2011. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention 2/12/2010
Abdelhamid Abdalatif Said Abu Haniah and Yahya Ali Abu Abdelhafik Adouin
Special Rapporteur on torture 30/11/2010
Basim Za'rir is a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council. He was arrested in January 2009 and placed in administrative detention. He was eventually released in December 2010 afte spending two years in detention without being charged or tried. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention 14/11/2010
Hana Shalabi was arrested in September 2009 and placed in administrative detention. She was eventually released as part of the October 2011 prisoner exchange deal concluded by Hamas and Israel. At the time of her release, she was the longest serving female administrative detainee. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention 20/10/2010
Ahmed Isleem was arrested in April 2010 at the age of 17. During his interrogation, Ahmed was subjected to numerous means of physical and psychological torture and ill-treatment, including threats of rape and killing, use of painful stress positions, physical violence, sleep deprivation, and isolation. His ill-treatment continued after he filed a complaint about his experience during his interrogation. Special Rapporteur on torture 6/10/2010
Mohammed Halabiyeh was arrested in February 2010 at the age of 16. After breaking his leg during the arrest operation, Mohammed was ill-treated and tortured by the arresting forces, even as he received treatment for his leg in hospital. The Israeli military judge trying his case has admitted that she belives he was tortured, but also argued that this did not influence his confession, which he made after two consecutive days of ill-treatment. Special Rapporteur on torture 31/08/2010
Emad al-Ashhab was arrested in February 2010 at the age of 17 and placed in administrative detention. He was eventually released in February 2011 after spending 347 days in detention without being charged or tried. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention 30/08/2010
Ameer Makhoul is a human rights defender working with arab community-based associations in Israel. He was arrested in May 2010 and sentenced in January 2011 to 9 years' imprisonment. Addameer views Ameer’s imprisonment as a deliberate violation of his fundamental freedoms and special protections provided under international law for human rights defenders. Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders 6/05/2010
Moatasem Muzher was arrested in March 2010 at the age of 16 and placed in administrative detention. He was eventually released in December 2010 after spending 282 days in detention without being charged or tried. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention 25/04/2010
Jamal Juma' Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders 12/01/2010
Mohammed Othman Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders 6/01/2010

 

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