- Apr 13, 2011
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
Amnesty International has accused the Israeli authorities of bullying and judicial harassment of Nariman Tamimi, a Palestinian rights activist who was placed under partial house arrest on Thursday to prevent her taking part in peaceful protests while she awaits trial next week."This is an unrelenting campaign of harassment, the latest in a litany of human rights violations against Nariman Tamimi, her family, and her fellow villagers. These arbitrary restrictions should be lifted immediately and the charges should be dropped," said Philip Luther, Amnesty International's Middle East and North Africa Programme Direct
During the protest a soldier approached them waving a piece of paper and saying they could be arrested if they did not leave. When they tried to leave the area, more soldiers approached and arrested them. Both women were charged with being in a "closed military zone".Following their release on bail on Monday, the court has now put them under partial house arrest. They are not allowed to leave their family homes between 9am to 5pm on Fridays when the weekly protest takes place.
Read more @: Amnesty International: Stop Judicial
Welcome to Israel. You protest against the regime you get arrested and then being denied more rights to go out and protest against actions that Israel does that go against international laws, and yet they uphold themselves as being democratic and a beacon in the Middle East.