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Activists urge probe on PA's journalist crackdown


07/03/2012 04:20

Security forces’ actions incompatible with both letter and spirit of law, says Palestinian Independent Commission of Human Rights.

Palestinian journalists and activists on Tuesday called for an independent investigation on the harsh crackdown by the Palestinian Authority’s security forces on demonstrators and journalists in the last two days.

They also called for a number of demonstrations to protest the actions of the security forces, which many views as stifling basic liberties like the freedoms of expression and assembly

The PA’s security forces beat, injured and detained several people on Saturday as dozens of protesters rallied to demand the calling off of a planned visit by Vice Premier Shaul Mofaz’s (Kadima) to the presidential headquarters in Ramallah.

Activists gathered again on Sunday before facing a similarly severe response from th


Added: Jul-2-2012 Occurred On: Jul-2-2012
By: funkyyaya
Other Middle East
Tags: West Bank, PA
Location: Ramla, HaMerkaz, Israel (load item map)
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