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Witness: How Israel Muzzles Free Expression for Palestinians

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Farid was arrested in 2016 for participating in a protest. Now, more than three years later, he’s still awaiting judgment from an Israeli military court. The charges for protesting carry a prison sentence of up to 10 years. If the verdict goes against him, the 42-year-old human rights lawyer and father of three could be back behind bars. Farid is not alone in facing imprisonment for freely speaking his mind in the West Bank. Since Israel occupied the West Bank in 1967, it has ruled using military orders issued in those early days. Under those orders, the Israeli army has stripped Palestinians of…

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