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On 24 March 2011, the Israeli government arrested Bassem Tamimi, a committed organiser of non-violent protests from the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. Tamimi is charged with 'incitement', 'organising and participating in unauthorized processions', 'solicitation to stone-throwing', 'failure to attend legal summons', and a scandalous charge of 'disruption of legal proceedings', for allegedly giving youth advice on their legal rights during police interrogations.
Bassem Tamimi’s case is a stark example of how the Palestinian people living under the Occupation are being denied their inalienable rights of freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, and the right to a fair trial. Tamimi has been at the forefront of the struggle against the expansion of illegal Israeli settlements onto the village land of Nabi Saleh.