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Israel: Ms Shireen Issawi – Human Rights Lawyer at risk

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The Law Society is concerned by reports of the arrest, imprisonment and ill-treatment of the Palestinian human rights lawyer, Ms Shireen Issawi. It is reported that the Israeli Army entered Shireen Issawi’s house on 6 March 2014 and arrested her without warrant, and one of her brothers as well as another individual believed to be a lawyer who was present in her house. The Israeli forces confiscated some of her personal items. According to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, she has been held for two months in solitary confinement in Al Maskubieh Complex of Jerusalem, with no family visits and severe questioning for more than a month. She has been subsequently transferred to the Hasharon prison.

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