We call for the immediate release of Palestinian circus trainer and artist Mohammed Faisal AbuSakha, detained by the Israeli military on Monday 14 of December at the Zaatara
Checkpoint while crossing by taxi from his home in Jenin to his work in Ramallah to assist a music concert. Mohammed was asked to step out of the car and was then taken to a military detention center.
On Monday December 22, he was sentenced by a military court to administrative detention, without any charges presented to him. Administrative detention is a procedure that allows the Israeli military to hold prisoners indefinitely on secret information without charging them or allowing them to stand trial. His detention order is currently under review by the Ofer Military Court in the West Bank and if confirmed, Mohammed will be subjected to six months detention, without charge or trial, renewable indefinitely.
The Israeli practice of administrative detention has been condemned on numerous occasions by the UN Human Rights Office and the Human Rights Committee that oversees implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which Israel has ratified.
Thousands of people and organizations around the world stand with Mohammed AbuSakha, a clown, an artist, a wonderful soul with a passion is to make people laugh and
to teach children circus to offer them a bright future.
Read here the statement of the circus school where Mohammed has been a student since 2008, and is now employed since 2011. http://www.palcircus.ps/en/content/freeabusakha-trainer-and-performer-palestinian-circus-school
The world stands with Mohammed against this injustice. Check out a video here: https://vimeo.com/149882225
Posted: 23 December 2015 (Updated: 22 December 2016)