Ahmad Manasra might get early release from Israeli occupation prisons
The "terrorist" accusation raised against Palestinian prisoner Ahmad Manasra has been dropped, which means he could be granted early release because he meets all the required criteria.
The Israeli occupation court has announced dropping the "terrorism" accusation against Ahmad Manasra, 20, who was arrested at the young age of 13 in 2015 when the judiciary alleged that he was involved in a stabbing in occupied Al-Quds.
"The Israeli occupation judiciary has revoked the Occupation Prisons Committee's previous decision of prohibiting the reduction of Ahmad Manasra's prison sentence," Al Mayadeen correspondent to occupied Palestine reported on Wednesday.
Al Mayadeen reporter: The mother of prisoner #AhmadManasra sees her son for the first time in 7 years without a barrier.#FreeAhmadManasra #Palestine pic.twitter.com/SfUxiA6SIo— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) April 13, 2022
"The Israeli occupation judiciary has dropped the 'terrorism' accusation against Ahmad Manasra due to the plaintiff not making it to the court session, which makes it possible for him to be granted early release," Manasra's lawyer, Khaled Zabarka, said.
According to the attorney, Manasra meets all the criteria to be granted early release, but he said the court was discussing whether he committed an act of terror, though the "terrorism" accusation has been dropped.
He also highlighted that his medical condition does not allow for further postponement of court hearings related to his case.
Back when he was arrested in 2015, the Israeli occupation had interrogated him in a manner too brutal for any human, let alone a 13-year-old child, which reflects its brutality and indiscriminate criminality against Palestinians.
Today is the re-trial of Ahmad Manasra.— Marwa Fatafta مروة فطافطة (@marwasf) April 13, 2022
Ahmad was only 13 when he was imprisoned and tortured by the Israeli authorities.
He’s been languishing in prison for 7 years now under deteriorating mental conditions #FreeAhmadManasra pic.twitter.com/iD7welh9Ms
The occupation soldier was calling the child slurs, denying him his right to an attorney and medical attention, which he rightfully asked for, in addition to being disrespectful toward his beliefs and needs altogether.
The court hearing came in light of thousands upon thousands of people calling for the release of the young man inaugurated into prison at a very young age, with the BDS movement spearheading a campaign to release the young Palestinian whose rights were infringed in more ways than one.
#FreeAhmadManasra!— BDS movement (@BDSmovement) April 13, 2022
Ahmad is a Palestinian prisoner whose mental health is deteriorating following 7 years of psychological & physical torture since his imprisonment from the age of 13.
Today he once again faces Israel's apartheid courts.
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Since his arrest, Ahmad has been subject to verbal and physical abuse, torture, and extended periods of solitary confinement, which deteriorated his psychological and mental health, not to mention depriving him of his freedom.
Since 2000, the Israeli occupation has arrested nearly 12,000 children, with 200 behind bars today, which is another manifestation of its indiscriminate criminality.