Days of Palestine, Jerusalem -Amnesty International launched an appeal against Israeli administrative detention of Palestinian circus performer Mohamed abu-Sakha.
Abu-Sakha, who is also a school teacher, was arrested on December 14, 2015, in the occupied West Bank.
Since January, he has been held in administrative detention, the controversial measure under which the Israeli occupation holds Palestinians without trial for periods of six months, renewable indefinitely.
Amnesty said the Israeli authorities believe Abu-Sakha is a member of the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), which is blacklisted by Israeli government due to its armed wing.
The human rights organisation wrote on its website: “An Israeli military court will hear an appeal against the detention without charge of Palestinian circus performer Mohamed Faisal abu-Sakha on 21 March.”
Calling for activists to write to the Israeli court to release him or transfer him to a West Bank prison to ensure he has regular access to his family and lawyer.