Thousands of African migrants protest Israel detention policy




 
--
Thousands of African migrants protest Israel detention policy
 
January 5th, 2014  
News Manager
 

Topic: Thousands of African migrants protest Israel detention policy


Thousands of African migrants protest Israel detention policy
Thousands of African migrants, many holding banners demanding freedom for compatriots jailed by Israel, protested on Sunday in a Tel Aviv square against a new open-ended detention law which allows migrants to be sent to a desert prison. The protests prompted a rare and strongly worded statement from the U.N. refugee agency, saying that Israel's incarceration of migrants, including family breadwinners, caused "hardship and suffering" and was "not in line with" a 1951 world treaty on the treatment of refugees. Human rights groups say more than 300 people have been arrested since the law, which allows authorities to detain migrants without valid visas indefinitely, was passed by Israel's parliament three weeks ago. Dozens more have been summoned for detention, among them men with wives and children, rights activists and the UNHCR said.




More...
 


Similar Topics
Don't fault Israel for Palestinians' intransigence
Tens of thousands in Spain protest economic policy, corruption
Thousands of Greeks protest against new round of austerity cuts
Thousands of ultra-Orthodox protest in Israel (AP)
What If Iran Gets the Bomb? Good Analysis