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Amnesty urges Israel to free prisoner of conscience

Nov. 28, 2012 9:37 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 29, 2012 8:17 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Amnesty International on Wednesday urged Israel to release a non-violent demonstrator who was detained in mid-November in the occupied West Bank.

The group expressed concern for Nabi Saleh's Bassem Tamimi, "a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for the peaceful exercise of his right to freedom of expression", and called for his release.

Tamimi was sentenced to four months in prison in early November for his part in a demonstration a month earlier. He was charged with “interference with the work of a police officer” and “participation in an unlicensed demonstration.”

Amnesty is also urging Israeli authorities to carry out "prompt and independent" investigations into the killing of Rushdi Tamimi and Hamdi Fallah in the West Bank during the latest Gaza assault.

Rushdi Tamimi died of injuries sustained at a demonstration in Nabi Saleh on Nov. 17. Israeli soldiers shot Fallah dead at a demonstration in Hebron on Nov. 19.
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