Free Hana Shalabi and End Administrative Detentions
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Hana Shalabi was held for 25 months in Israeli prison under "administrative detention" without charge or trial. She was released in October 2011 as part of a prisoner exchange deal. She was captured by Israeli Forces again on February 16, 2012 and has been on a hunger strike since then. Her condition continues to deteriorate. According to Israeli human rights organization B'Tselem, Israel's abuse of administrative detention violates the rigid parameters placed on it by international law. Administrative detention allows individuals to be held without charge or trial, restricting their rights to due-process. It is something to be used only "in the most exceptional cases" but Israel has used it to detain thousands of Palestinians. Israel's excessive use of administrative detentions is undemocratic. The US should condemn the government of Israel and pressure them to end this practice and free Hana Shalabi as well as others who are currently held in their prisons without charge or trial.
Here is a link to B'Tselem's position on Israel & Administrative Detention: http://www.btselem.org/administrative_detention
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