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Palestinian Court Extends Activist's Detention by 4 Days

Thursday, 07 September 2017 12:38 PM

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian court has extended the detention of a prominent activist who criticized the autonomy government of President Mahmoud Abbas.

Farid al-Atrash, the lawyer of Issa Amro, said Thursday that the court had extended his client's detention for four days.

He says Amro is being held under a recent edict that allows the government to crack down on social media critics. In a Facebook post, Amro criticized the detention of a local journalist who called for Abbas' detention.

"This is a black day in the history of the Palestinian judicial system and for Palestinian freedom of expression," al-Atrash said.

Amro was detained on Monday and has been on a hunger strike since then.

Amro, 35, also faces charges in an Israeli military court. His trial is to resume in October.

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