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Israeli occupation court sentences Palestinian young girl for 16 months

Occupied Jerusalem (The Inside Palestine)- An Israeli court on Sunday sentenced Palestinian prisoner Layan Kayed, a 23-year-old young girl from Sebastia town in Nablus, to 16 months in jail and ordered her to pay a 6,000 shekel fine.

In early June 2020, Israeli soldiers intercepted and kidnaped Kayed at Zaatara checkpoint as she was driving her car to Birzeit University in northern Ramallah to receive her graduation documents from the faculty of arts.

After detaining her for several hours and informing her mother about her detention, she was taken to a transit detention center (Hasharon prison), where she was locked up in extremely harsh incarceration conditions for two weeks.

During her presence in there, Israeli jailers repeatedly transferred her in chains to Ofer jail where she was exposed every time to long hours of interrogation before taking her back again to Hasharon prison.

Israeli interrogators in Ofer jail grilled her about her participation in student and union activities at the university — which they deemed as threatening to Israel’s security — and later after all the questioning sessions with her came to an end, Kayed was transferred to Damon jail.

On June 18, 2020, the Israeli occupation authority accused her of throwing stones at Israeli forces and organizing social and cultural events that posed a threat to Israel’s security.

Source: The Palestinian Information Center

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