Wednesday, November 28, 2007

PA forcefully disperses peaceful demonstrations, killing one

Report, PCHR, 28 November 2007

"PCHR strongly condemns the excessive use of force by Palestinian security forces to disperse peaceful demonstrations and assemblies in several West Bank governorates yesterday. The security forces used gunfire in dispersing these gatherings, resulting in the death of one person and the injury of 25 others. The Centre calls upon the Palestinian government in Ramallah to seriously investigate the circumstances of the death of Hisham Baratha'a in Hebron and other attacks, including attacks on several journalists as they were covering the events. The Centre calls upon the government in Ramallah to prosecute the perpetrators and to take effective steps to prevent the recurrence of such attacks......."

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