Down With PA Imprisonment

Translation/Interpretation/Caption Text: 

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network joins the call for the immediate release of Abdel-Rahman Daher by the Palestinian Authority security services, reiterating the demand for an end to political persecution and imprisonment by the PA and security coordination with the Israeli occupation colonial regime.

Abdel-Rahman Daher, 38, has been held since 19 August by the PA’s Preventive Security; he was seized as he left Al-Najah University in Nablus, where he works in the media department. His wife, Rasha Daher, and their two children, were unable to learn where he was being held or who had taken him until the day after he was seized. His family home was invaded by PA security forces, who confiscated notes and other material related to his journalistic and artistic work.

On 25 August, his detention was extended yet again and he was accused of “defaming the Palestinian Authority” for publishing material critical of the PA, including posts on Facebook criticizing Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh as well as art he had produced while living outside Palestine.