Nancy Murray, education director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, explains why she believes a “Muslim exception” is being carved out of the First Amendment, how a juror came to Tarek Mehanna’s sentencing hearing last week to ask the judge for mercy, and why Mehanna’s case has wide-reaching implications.
Rights and Accountability
Palestinian prisoners launch a mass hunger strike on Palestinian Prisoners’ Day - the day of the expected release of former hunger striker Khader Adnan. Amnesty International joins the events with a global Twitter campaign.
On Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, 17 April, events will take place around the world in support of Palestinian political prisoners.
A new report by Maan Development Center exposes the sharp contrast in living conditions between Palestinians and illegal settlers in the occupied Jordan Valley. Israeli policies facilitate the extravagant lifestyle of Jewish settlers at the expense of the basic rights of Palestinians.
Video captures Israeli occupation forces violently attacking Palestinians and international visitors touring the Old City of Hebron, as they attended the 7th International Bilin Conference on the Palestinian Popular Struggle
9 years after the killing of US activist Rachel Corrie by the Israeli military in the Gaza Strip, the family continues to wait for a verdict — and, ultimately, for justice for Rachel.
Israel is a state that practices capital punishment in an arbitrary and capricious manner without a trial, says Professor John Dugard at UN meeting in Geneva.
A European Union report on Israeli settler attacks against Palestinians, that was suppressed at the insistence of Dutch foreign minister Uri Rosenthal, has been published today by a nongovernmental group.
Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti has been severely punished by Israel for launching a statement from his cell last week.Haifa-based human rights organization Adalah demands the closure of a wing in Nafha prison because the conditions endanger prisoners’ health and constitute cruel, inhumane, and degrading treatment.
Amnesty International today condemned a declaration by the office of International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor that it cannot pursue allegations of war crimes related to Israel’s December 2008 - January 2009 “Operation Cast Lead” attack on Gaza.