On Wednesday 18 August, Israeli occupation authorities extended Sheikh Raed Salah’s solitary confinement for the entire duration of his sentence, at the prosecutor’s request.
Salah is currently being held in Ramon prison, in the Negev desert.
Israeli police arrested Salah in mid-August 2017. He was charged with 12 offenses, including “inciting violence and terrorism in his speeches and statements.”
Salah has served numerous sentences in Israeli prisons, for the first time in 1981, and after in 2003 and 2010, following his arrest in Britain. He was arrested again in 2016, and since 2017 has appeared in the so-called “constants file”.
Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR UK) has called on the relevant UN bodies to urgently intervene to prevent further violations against Salah, who has been held in solitary confinement since his arrest in August of last year. This confinement poses an imminent threat to his life.
In a statement, the AOHR UK underscored the inhuman conditions of Sheikh Salah’s detention: the harsh treatment he is subjected to at the hands of Israeli soldiers; preventing him from communicating with the outside world; and depriving him of reading material, all of which amounts to a grave violation of his human rights, and is intended a break him physically and psychologically.
AOHR UK hereby renews its demands to the international community and those relevant UN bodies to intervene to stop such practices against Salah, the aim of which is to terrorize all Palestinians resisting Israeli occupation.