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Interview: Palestinian rights defender banned from traveling tastes freedom in Geneva

Adri Nieuwhof
1 March 2012
For most of the past six years, Israel has forbidden prominent human rights defender Shawan Jabarin from leaving the occupied West Bank. On exception, he was allowed travel to Geneva this week.

Despite arbitrary travel ban, Israel to permit Palestinian human rights defender to meet UN expert in Geneva

Shawan Jabarin, director of human rights group Al-Haq, is to be allowed to travel to Geneva for a meeting with the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, for the first time since Israel imposed a travel ban on him six years ago.

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