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Al Haq Advocate refused permit to visit Australia

CJPP MEDIA ALERT, 21 May 2012: Leading Palestinian Human Rights advocate refused travel permit to visit Australia

Prominent Palestinian human rights advocate, Shawan Jabarin, will be be forced to present the 2012 Al Nakba Commemoration address at the NSW Parliament by video link as the Israeli government has prevented him from leaving Palestine. The Israeli courts have failed to uphold his legal challenge to the unjust travel ban imposed on him by the occupying Israeli forces.

Shawan had hoped that his recent success in the Israeli High Court allowing a single trip to the UN in Geneva would have made it easier to gain the approvals he needed to visit Australia to commemorate Al Nakba on May 23rd, “I am very disappointed that I am unable to join the NSW Parliamentary Friends of Palestine and members of the Sydney Palestinian community and supporters at this time, but I will continue to fight this unjust ban.”
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