Wednesday, July 7, 2010

IOA extends detention of Palestinian female lawyer for 10th time

[ 07/07/2010 - 08:06 AM ]

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- The Israeli court in Jerusalem on Tuesday extended the detention of the Palestinian lawyer Shirin Al-Issawi along with her two brothers Midhat and Ra'fat for 11 days for the tenth consecutive time.
Father of the detainees said that the three presiding judges in court held a hearing to look into the case of his offspring, bringing two of them Shirin and Ra'fat first where their detention was extended until 17/7.
The court then brought Midhat alone and extended his detention until 13/7, the father said, noting that Midhat was not allowed to meet his brother and sister.
He expressed concern at the court's proceedings, adding that the constant delay in their case reveals that the Israeli intelligence had failed in convicting them especially when the lawyer refuted all charges leveled against her.
Shirin and her brothers are accused of transferring money for Gaza prisoners in Israeli jails, who are deprived of such a privilege due to the Israeli siege on the Strip.