Human Rights Watch: Israel’s Military Should Stop Harassing Rights Group Staff

JERUSALEM, October 27, 2013 (WAFA) – Human Rights Watch said Sunday on its website that Israel’s military should stop harassing members of human rights association, Addameer, a rights group that provides legal services and advocates for the rights of Palestinians in detention.

It said that the Israeli military has imposed severe restrictions and penalties on Addameer’s staff, without even alleging any violent activity and without due process.

Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director said, “The Israeli military’s apparent persecution of a prisoners’ rights group, especially without allowing the individuals to defend themselves, is a prime example of the injustices the group seeks to counter.”

“The Israeli authorities should let Addameer’s employees get on with their human rights work, not turn them into victims of arbitrary abuses themselves,” said Stork.