PLO’s Ashrawi Slams Placement Of Barghouti In Solitary Confinement As Politically Motivated

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RAMALLAH, November 15, 2014 – (WAFA) – PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi slammed Israel’s isolating of Palestinian parliamentarian Marwan Barghouti in solitary confinement as politically motivated.

“It is evident that the placement of Palestinian parliamentarian, Marwan Barghouti, in solitary confinement for the twenty-second time is politically motivated, and such punitive measures should not be pursued,” said Ashrawi in a press release. Bargouti was moved last Wednesday to solitary confinement in Hadareim Israeli prison,a day after he reportedly sent a letter calling for armed resistance against the Israeli occupation on the tenth anniversary of the death of late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat.

“Israel must respect international norms dealing with the immunity of elected officials. Marwan is a credible Palestinian leader who is being targeted only for political purposes,” said Ashrawi. Slamming Israeli practices against Palestinian prisoners as dehumanizing and constituting war crimes, Ashrawi said: “With the arbitrary arrests of Palestinian men, women…

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