Palestinian Writer Khater Transferred to New Prison Day Before Hearing

Israeli Prison Services yesterday transferred Palestinian female writer, Lama Khater, from the Ashkelon prison to the Hasharon prison, after detaining her for 34 days.

Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) lawyer, Firas Al-Sabbah, said in a statement that 42-year-old Khater will attend an eighth court hearing session tomorrow under the pretext of completing judicial proceedings.

Khater has undergone harsh interrogation techniques while incarcerated, the lawyer added, which lasted up to 20 hours per day throughout her detention.

Khater was detained by Israeli forces on 24 July from her home in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron.

She was accused of incitement and being a member of an illegal organization. She denies the charges.

According to prisoners’ rights group Addameer, there are 5,820 Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli prisons, 63 are women.

Source: Palestine Chronicle