A Guide to Administrative Detention

[Originally published October 2013, updated September 2021] We created this visual as context for an event in May 2012, when over 2,000 Palestinian prisoners and detainees went on hunger strike to challenge the conditions they face in the Israeli prison system. They called for an end to the practice of administrative detention, where Palestinians are imprisoned without charge or trial for months or even years. Despite drawing worldwide attention to the issue, administrative detention continues today, with 520 Palestinians held by Israel under administrative detention as of September 2021. The infographic 'A Guide to Administrative Detention' takes the perspective of an administrative detainee as they face daily stresses, uncertainties and indignities.


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