Political prisoner Maher al-Akhras is “guilty” of being Palestinian in territory controlled by apartheid Israel.
Uncharged and untried, he’s held under what Israel calls administration detention.
It’s code language for imprisoning Palestinians for their political views, not for any wrongdoing warranting punishment.
The practice is politicized detention without just cause — used almost exclusively as a state terror tactic against Palestinians.
Denied due process and judicial fairness, they’re held indefinitely, at times longterm, and aren’t told why.
International law permits administrative detentions only in exceptional cases – as a last resort measure against impending danger, and only short-term, never indefinitely uncharged and untried.
Israel flagrantly violates core international law principles – enforcing a secretive process, preventing a proper defense, denying counsel the right to examine alleged evidence.
Thousands of Palestinians have been mistreated this way, hundreds at any given time.
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