Update: Mohammad has been released.
End administrative detention for Palestinian human rights activist
Mohammad Alzoghayer is a 34-year-old Palestinian community organizer and father of three. Since April 20, 2020, Mohammad has been kept in administrative detention in Israel without charge or trial. After a three week hunger strike last October, the Israeli military agreed to release him this April — but they did not keep their promise. In protest, Mohammad started a new hunger strike on July 12, 2021. Read more about Mohammad's case here.
Israeli authorities routinely use administrative detention against peaceful activists. People can be held indefinitely without trial, sometimes for years. As of August 2020, there were 355 Palestinians in administrative detention.
Call on United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to demand that Israeli authorities immediately release human rights activist Mohammad Alzoghayer and end the practice of administrative detention.
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To: Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres
We, the undersigned, call on you to use your position to urge Israeli authorities to immediately release human rights activist Mohammad Alzoghayer, who has been detained without charge since April 20, 2020. We ask that you call for an end to Israel's use of administrative detention for Palestinians, including peaceful activists. We believe the practice amounts to arbitrary detention, which is illegal under international law. Peaceful protest is a universal right safeguarded by the United Nations. This duty should also hold true for Palestinians.