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General News    H3'ed 2/15/18

U.N. calls on Israel to free Ahed Tamimi

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United Nations human-rights investigators called on Israel to free 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi from jail during her trial for assault and incitement, warning that it had violated her rights under international law. They also demanded that her trial, which began on Tues. at the Ofer Military Court, be held in public view, including to the media, rather than behind closed doors. “The Convention on the Rights of the Child, which Israel has ratified, clearly states that children are to be deprived of their liberty only as a last resort, and only for the shortest appropriate period of time,” said Canadian legal expert Michael Lynk, special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territory  “None of the facts of this case would appear to justify her ongoing detention. Sadly, this is not an isolated case.”

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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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