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Urgent Action update: Activist risks charges over forced ‘confession’

On 9 January 2019, Suha Jbara was released after spending over two months in detention where she says she was tortured by interrogators. She spent over 26 days on hunger strike in protest against her treatment by security forces and prosecutors. Suha Jbara still has not been read her charges in court and her upcoming hearing is scheduled for 30 January. She is at risk of being charged based on information obtained under torture, although the prosecutor’s office has not provided any credible evidence against her. On 13 December 2018, the Palestinian Attorney General’s office concluded a brief investigation into her allegations of torture without finding any wrongdoing. Amnesty International believes the investigation was not independent, impartial, or thorough and was very limited in scope.

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Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Arabic to:


Prime Minister
Mr. Rami Hamdallah
Ramallah, State of Palestine
Fax: +970 (2) 2968989
Email :
Salutation: Your excellency

Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country. Palestinian Mission in the UK 5 Galena Road, Hammersmith, London W6 0LT United Kingdom Phone: +44(0)208 563 0008 Fax: +44(0)208 563 0058 Email :
Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.

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