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Palestinian Khater moved to new prison day before hearing

August 28, 2018 at 9:54 am

Palestinian writer Lama Khater [Al Jazeera English/Twitter]

Israeli Prison Services yesterday transferred Palestinian female writer, Lama Khater, from the Ashkelon prison to the Hasharon prison, after detaining her for 34 days.

Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) lawyer, Firas Al-Sabbah, said in a statement that 42-year-old Khater will attend an eighth court hearing session tomorrow under the pretext of completing judicial proceedings.

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Khater has undergone harsh interrogation techniques while incarcerated, the lawyer added, which lasted up to 20 hours per day throughout her detention.

Khater was detained by Israeli forces on 24 July from her home in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron.


She was accused of incitement and being a member in an illegal organisation. She denies he charges.

According to prisoners’ rights group Addameer, there are 5,820 Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli prisons, 63 are women.