Monday, August 17, 2009

Paralyzed detainee receives extended remand without legal basis

Monday August 17, 2009 08:39 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies

The Israeli Prisoner Administration illegally extended the remand of a paralyzed Palestinian detainee for additional six month after he was imprisoned for 18 months.

File - Reprinted by Ahrar-pal
File - Reprinted by Ahrar-pal

Detainee Lu’ay Sati Al Ashqar, 32, from Saida near the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, is believed to be one of the leaders of the Islamic Jihad.

He was kidnapped in 2008 and was sentenced for one year imprisonment, but when he finished his term he was moved to administrative detention for six months, one Sunday a military court extended his remand for additional six months without pressing any charges.

Al Ashqar was kidnapped the first time in 2003, and was imprisoned for one year. He was kidnapped again in 2005 and became paralyzed after the interrogators broke his back while torturing him.

He is a father of one child, named Areen. He is the brother of Mohammad Sari Al Ashqar, who was killed after the Israeli soldiers attacked the Negev detention camp and fired at the detainees.

His brother Aseemar is wanted by Israel as he is a member of the Al Aqsa Brigades, the armed wing of Fateh movement.