Amnesty calls on Abbas to release activists detained in protests

They also stressed that EU member states, the USA and the UK must act urgently and end their security and military support to Palestinian security forces/police.

Jerusalem24 – Yesterday evening, Monday, Amnesty International called on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to end the repression and order the immediate and unconditional release of all those arrested solely for their peaceful protest, their expressions and additionally drop all charges against them.

In a series of tweets online, Amnesty International said, “the Palestinian authorities in the occupied West Bank intensified their crackdown on peaceful protesters over the weekend, arresting at least 28 people, including human rights defenders, 8 people still in detention and a number of them on hunger strike. The Palestinian authorities must respect their obligations under international human rights law.”

Meanwhile, Amnesty International stressed that EU member states, the USA and the UK must act urgently and end their security and military support to Palestinian security forces/police until accountability for abuses and respect for human rights are ensured. Position statements published by the organization on its official account on Twitter.

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