Letter to British Consulate in Jerusalem concerning imprisoned human rights defender, Salah Hammouri

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As a group of UK-based humanitarian, development, human rights and faith organisations working to support the rights and welfare of the Palestinian people, we are gravely concerned by the arbitrary detention and ongoing harassment of Palestinian-French lawyer and human rights defender Salah Hammouri.
Letter to British consulate in Jerusalem frontispiece

[...] Salah Hammouri’s current administrative detention order is due to expire on 6 June 2022. We are gravely concerned that the Israeli authorities will use this opportunity to enact his forced deportation from Jerusalem, or prolong his arbitrary detention by renewing his administrative detention order.

As such, we are writing with urgency to request that the British Consulate General in Jerusalem take action:

  1. To pressure Israeli authorities for Salah Hammouri’s immediate and unconditional release, the continuation of his Jerusalem residency status, and to demand that he is allowed to continue with his human rights work without fear of reprisals.
  2. To visit Salah Hammouri as soon as possible, whilst he continues to be imprisoned under administrative detention
  3. To meet with the coordinators of the ‘Justice for Salah’ campaign, led by Palestinian and international civil society organisations, for a briefing on Salah Hammouri’s case and supporting measures

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