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« Palestinian Authority persecuting students “for political opinions,” says Human Rights Watch » (EI, 8 mai)
The PA — which has been undertaking security coordination with Israeli occupation forces — has time and again been roundly criticized by human rights groups for its persecution of political opponents. In some instances, PA security forces have violently attacked and tortured people known for their critical voices.
Photo : Voting in a student council election at Birzeit Universit last month.
Human Rights Watch has denounced the Palestinian Authority for targeting Palestinian university students for their political opinions. At least four university students have been detained in a crackdown by PA security forces during the last six months, the group notes in a statement, adding that they were targeted “apparently for their affiliation with Hamas or political criticism [of the Palestinian Authority].”
“It is deeply worrying that students are being held by Palestinian forces for no apparent reason other than their connection to Hamas or their opinions,” Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East and North Africa director, comments in the statement. “Palestinians should be able to express critical political opinions without being arrested or beaten,” she adds.