The International Commission (ICSPR) condemns the arrest and detention of lawyer Umayya Al-Kahlout.

Ref: 04/2021

Date: 16 Jan 2021

 

Press Release

The International Commission (ICSPR) condemns the arrest and detention of lawyer Umayya Al-Kahlout.

 

The International Commission to Support Palestinians’ Rights (ICSPR) followed with great concern the Public Prosecutor’s decision to arrest the lawyer Umayya Hani Muhammad Al-Kahlout (31 years) for 48 hours on remand, on the background of publishing information regarding a case entrusted to him related to the Ministry of Agriculture’s failure to implement the decision of the Administrative Court in Gaza to stop the implementation of the decision to destroy 216 thousand eggs of carnivorous chickens.

ICSPR expresses its solidarity with lawyer Al-Kahlout, and affirms that the arrest and investigation of lawyers must be in line with the legal attorneys law No. 3 of 1999, and stresses the need to guarantee the right to freedom of opinion and expression. Therefore, ICSPR demands the Public Prosecution to immediately release the lawyer Umaya Al-Kahlout.