We’ve just been informed by his family that Professor Imad Barghouti has been sentenced to six months of administrative detention.

Administrative detention, a procedure employed by Israeli authorities to jail indefinitely without trial and without charges and used routinely against Palestinians, has been condemned by the UN and is in direct violation of Article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. In the past few weeks, more than a thousands Palestinians have been arrested in the West Banks alone, most of them being put in the regime of administrative detention.

We call for the immediate release of Prof. Barghouti and of the other Palestinians illegally detained, as well as the end to the hostilities immediately in Gaza and a prosecution of war crimes being committed. Please sign the petition here.