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Urgent Action update: Social justice activist detention extended

The Palestinian authorities renewed, for the second time, the detention of Suha Jbara. She was tortured by Palestinian security forces, and has been on hunger strike since 22 November to protest her arbitrary detention. Her next court hearing is scheduled for 20 December 2018.

Take action.

Please write immediately in Arabic or English or your own language, calling on the authorities to:

  • Ensure that, Suha Jbara is not punished in any way for her hunger strike, is treated humanely at all times, and given adequate medical care, including treatment in civilian hospitals with specialised facilities and granted access to independent doctors of her choice;
  • Order a prompt, impartial, independent and effective investigation into Suha Jbara’s allegations of torture and other ill-treatment in Jericho Detention and Interrogation Centre, and ensure that any officials identified as responsible are immediately suspended and subjected to disciplinary and criminal proceedings;
  • Ensure that, while she is detained, her due process rights are upheld and that legal proceedings against her conform to international fair trial standards, including allowing her lawyers access to the legal case against her.




Minister of Justice

Ali Abu Diak           

Ministry of Justice

Ramallah, State of Palestine

Facebook: Ali Abu Diak

Fax: +970 (2) 2973265


Salutation: Dear Minister


Attorney General   

Ahmad Barak         

Office of the Public Prosecutor

Ramallah, State of Palestine  

Facebook: Dr. Ahmad Barak

Fax: +970 (2) 2983071


Salutation: Dear Attorney General


And copies to:

Prime Minister        

Rami Hamdallah     

Ramallah, State of Palestine  

Twitter handle: @RamiHamdalla           

Fax: +970 (2) 2968989


Salutation: Dear Prime Minister


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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