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Israel: Charge or Release Al Jazeera Bureau Chief

Israel should immediately release the journalist Samer Allawi or charge him with a criminal offense. The Israeli military arrested Allawi, a Palestinian who heads Al Jazeera’s office in Afghanistan, on August 9, 2011, as he tried to leave the West Bank after visiting his family. Military judges have repeatedly extended Allawi’s detention “for purposes of questioning” on the basis of confidential evidence that he could not see or challenge, and denied him access to his lawyer for 12 days. (Jerusalem) – Israel should immediately release the journalist Samer Allawi or charge him with a criminal…

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