Palestinian lawmaker sentenced to fifteen months in jail

Palestinian lawmaker, Khalida Jarrar, was sentenced by an Israeli military court to fifteen months in jail on Sunday.

 

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine political party described the court’s decision as “Tyrannical and part of the ongoing Israeli terrorism against the Palestinian people,” adding that it does not recognize the authority of Israeli courts.

 

Jarrar was detained by Israeli police in April on charges related to her political activism.

 

Two witnesses who gave testimony in her case in August told the court that their confessions against Jarrar were obtained through “torture and ill treatment” by Israeli forces.

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