Kathrada Foundation calls for release of Salah Khawaja

2016-11-29 10:21
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Johannesburg - The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation on Monday called for the release of Palestinian activist Salah Khawaja and for the South African government to intervene in his matter.

“The Foundation strongly condemns the ongoing arbitrary arrests and torture of Palestinian political leaders, children, and human defenders,” it said in a statement.

It called on the South African government to form part of the international observer groups at Khawaja’s hearings.

“It is unacceptable that Israel can continue to act with such utter impunity, complete disregard for human rights and in violation of international law.”

The Israeli army arrested Khawaja in Ramallah on October 26. He had been held under interrogation in Petah Tikva and had been barred from speaking to his lawyer.

He was moved to the Ofar detention facility and his interrogation had been extended for another nine days.

He is on the secretariat of the boycott national committee in Palestine, the co-ordinating body of the global Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) national committee.

 

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