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Palestinian female writer transferred after 34 days of detention

Aug. 27, 2018 5:27 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 31, 2018 10:37 A.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli Prison Services transferred a 42-year-old Palestinian female writer and mother, Lama Khater, was transferred, on Monday, from the Ashkelon prison to the Hasharon prison, after 34 days of being held in detention.

Palestinian Prisoner's Society (PPS) lawyer, Firas al-Sabbah, said in a statement that Khater will attend an 8th court hearing session on August 29th under the pretext of completing judicial proceedings.

Al-Sabbah confirmed that Khater has been subjected to harsh and intensive interrogation, which could last up to 20 hours per day, for the 34th day in a row.

Khater was detained by Israeli forces on July 24th from her home in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron.

She was detained for her anti-occupation writings and was accused of incitement and being a member in an illegal organization, which are charges that she has rejected.

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