A Palestinian man, Ahmad al-Awartani, 25, was arrested by Palestine Authority police for a Facebook post in which he criticized the PA. The arrest took place under the so-called Cyber Crimes Law.
During Tuesday’s hearing, the defender refused to answer the judge’s questions. He has reportedly launched a hunger strike to protest his arrest.
A PA court extended his detention for 15 more days and al-Awartani was transferred to Jericho, Al Jazeera reported. His family worries that he may face torture.
Addameer, a Ramallah-based prisoner rights group, described al-Awartani’s arrest as outrageous.
Source: Palestine Chronicle