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Chile Calls on Israel to Release Ahed Tamimi

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Ahed Tamimi speaking at the The Role of Women in the Palestinian Popular Struggle Conference
Ahed Tamimi speaking at the The Role of Women in the Palestinian Popular Struggle Conference
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Amid a campaign by the large local Palestinian community, the Chilean government expressed its “great concern” over the case of Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi, who is being tried by an Israeli military court in secret proceedings in a case that has garnered massive international attention. 'In view of this unfortunate situation affecting a minor, the Chilean government reiterated to the representation of Israel the need for the rights of the Palestinian minor to be fully respected,” said a statement released by Chile’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, adding that the foreign ministry expressed this “great concern” to the Israeli embassy saying that the Israeli gov't must provide “guarantees of due process” and that the judiciary has the responsibility to properly evaluate the “the circumstances and area of tension” in which the incident took place.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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