Watchdog: PA’s security forces arrested 20 activists following recent uprising

PA’s anti-riot police repressing a protest in Ramallah against security cooperation between the PA and ‘Israel’ on June 23, 2014 

Ramallah (QNN)- Lawyers for Justice said that it has documented 20 political arrests by the Palestinian Authority following the recent uprising.

In a press release, the watchdog said that the arrests targeted activists and former prisoners over social media posts or taking part in protests in solidarity with Jerusalem and Gaza.

It added that some detainees were tortured, beaten, and humiliated, which “constitutes an obvious breach of the Palestinian and international laws”.

The detainees were also denied their right to meet their lawyers.

The PA’s campaign of arrests is taking place at the same time as Israeli “law and order” operation within the 1948 territories, where hundreds of Palestinian citizens of ‘Israel’ have been rounded up.

(Source / 29.05.2021)

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