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Israel: New detention law violates rights of asylum-seekers

Headline Title:  New Israeli detention law violates asylum-seekers' rights 10 January 2012 A new Israeli law allowing for automatic and lengthy detention of asylum-seekers flies in the face of international law, Amnesty International said today. Early on Tuesday the Israeli parliament passed the “Prevention of Infiltration Law”, which mandates the automatic detention of anyone, including asylum-seekers, who enters Israel without permission. It is aimed at those entering via the Egyptian border.  The law allows for all such detainees to be held without charge or trial for…

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