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mohannad karajah

Mohannad Karajah

HRD, lawyer
Addameer - Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association

Mohannad Karajah is a Palestinian human rights defender and attorney representing Addameer - Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association. Addameer is a Palestinian non-governmental, civil society organisation that works to support Palestinian political prisoners held in Israeli and Palestinian prisons. The organisation provides free legal aid to prisoners, documents and carries out research on human rights violations in Palestine and engages in advocacy work, training and awareness raising.

Human rights defenders in the OPT are subjected to acts of harassment, restrictions on freedom of movement, stigmatisation, abductions, long periods of arbitrary detention usually under administrative detention orders, illegal searches of their homes and offices and killings. Many of the violations are state-sanctioned, or if not sanctioned at the highest levels of the Israeli political and military establishment, then condoned by the ongoing policy of impunity which permeates the military and judicial system in relation to the OPT. In some instances Israeli settlers have also been the perpetrators of violence against human rights defenders.