Category: detention

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A ‘machine of handle a watch on’ : Child detention in the occupied West Bank

At the end of 2017, during widespread protests against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, two Palestinian teenagers had run-ins with Israeli soldiers that went viral.  Fawzi al-Junaidi was pictured blindfolded and surrounded by over 20 Israeli soldiers, his arms locked behind him as he was dragged away. The 16-year-old spent…

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Two princes accused of corruption free of detention

Saudi Arabia’s attorney general has freed two sons of the late King Abdullah from their detention as part of the kingdom’s anti-corruption crackdown, according to Reuters. Prince Meshaal bin Abdullah and Prince Faisal bin Abdullah are among some 200 other royal family members, government ministers and businessmen who have been detained since the government began…

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Senior Saudi prince Miteb launched from detention

Senior Saudi prince and former head of the National Guard, Miteb bin Abdullah, has been released after more than three weeks in detention on allegations of corruption. Miteb, 65, was among dozens of other royal family members, ministers, and top businessmen, who were detained earlier this month in what the kingdom called an “anti-corruption purge”.…