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Israeli authorities release prominent ICHR lawyer

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — An Israeli court on Tuesday released a director for the Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) who was detained last week during a peaceful protest marking the 22nd anniversary of the Ibrahimi mosque massacre, a lawyer with the ICHR said.Alaa Ghneimat said Israeli authorities released lawyer Farid …

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PCHR Condemns Israel Shooting-to-Kill Policy, Disregard for Palestinian Lives

RAMALLAH, October 26, 2015 (WAFA) – The Palestinian center for Human Rights (PCHR) Monday condemned Israel’s disregard for the lives of Palestinian civilians and shooting-to-kill policy applied when the army and police suspect of potential stabbing attacks. ‘With the continuing international policy of silence over grave crimes and violations committed …

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Rights commission concerned by death in PA custody

The Independent Commission for Human Rights said on Monday that is is concerned by the death of a retired Palestinian security officer in a Ramallah detention facility a day earlier. Osama Akel Hassan Mansour was being held as part of a corruption investigation when he died. His wife told Ma'an …

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Security agency probes attack on rights activist

Author George Hale Source A Palestinian security agency has launched an internal investigation into an assault against a human rights activist by one of its officers, officials said Monday. Preventive Security commander Ziad Hab al-Rieh issued the directive in response to a complaint by the Palestinian Authority’s official rights ombudsman, …

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The Independent Commission for Human Rights Calls for Freedom of Expression and Peaceful Assembly in Accordance with the Law

Author Source ICHR The Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) is concerned by the restrictions on freedom of expression and peaceful assembly by Palestinian security agencies, which have banned peaceful protests by Palestinian citizens in solidarity with the people of Tunisia and Egypt. On 2/2/2011, the Palestinian police banned a …

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West Bank: Reports of Torture in Palestinian Detention

Author Source Human Rights Watch (Jerusalem) – The Palestinian Authority should promptly investigate the alleged torture of two detainees over the past month in a Jericho prison and ensure that officials responsible for the abuse are prosecuted, Human Rights Watch said today. These two cases are among more than 100 …

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On the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Journalists, ICHR Calls for their Protection

Author Source The Independent Commission for Human Rights / ICHR On the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian Journalists on September 26, ICHR evokes the significant role of Palestinian journalists and media officials who have proven to be defenders of human rights and determined to reach …

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The Status of Human Rights in Palestine / Annual Report No. 15 2009

Author Source The Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) The release of the UN Fact-Finding Mission Report headed by Judge Richard Goldstone was probably the most significant human rights achievement in the Occupied Palestinian arena in 2009. The report legally documented that Israel had committed serious violations of international human …

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