Australia’s Indifference to Imminent Deaths of Palestinian Hunger Strikers
Press Release, 8 May 2012 – Australia Palestine Advocacy Network
The mass hunger strikes by Palestinians in Israeli custody are likely to result in deaths in coming days, and Australia’s failure to press Israel to abolish administrative detention is part of the problem, says Palestinian Advocacy Group, APAN.
“Israel promotes itself as a democracy, but uses administrative detention processes where people can be held without charge for years. This is contrary to accepted standards of human rights under international law,” says APAN President, Rev Jim Barr. “Australia opposes arbitrary detention around the world, and should be challenging Israel vigorously on this matter.”
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