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Israel: Court rejects Palestinian poet’s appeal to end house arrest

19 December 2017

On 4 December 2017, the Israeli court in Nazareth rejected Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour’s appeal to end her strict house arrest, which includes her inability to use the internet or publish any of her works, reported PEN International.

The poet remains under house arrest until a final verdict is set on her case over charges that one of her poems posted on YouTube and two Facebook posts constitute “incitement to violence”. A new hearing has been scheduled for 28 December 2017.

Tatour has been detained ever since her arrest on 11 October 2015 and has been moved to three different prisons before being put under house arrest.

Read more about Dareen Tatour’s case here

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