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Palestinian woman held for insulting Abbas on Facebook

West Bank university lecturer allegedly accused PA leader of being a traitor. Lawyer concerned over 'limits on freedom of expression and the media'

posted April 3, 2012

A Palestinian woman accused of defaming the president on her Facebook page has been detained for two weeks while an investigation is carried out, activists said Monday, in what they say is a growing crackdown on writers who criticize the West Bank government.

 

Palestinian security forces arrested Ismat Abdul-Khaleq, a West Bank university lecturer, last Wednesday after they found writing on her Facebook page accusing President Mahmoud Abbas of being a traitor and demanding he resign, said lawyer Issam Abdeen of the Palestinian rights group al-Haq.

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