Lina Khattab is a first-year media
studies student at Bir Zeit University who was arrested on 13 December 2014 during a
demonstration in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners. Subsequently she reported abuse in
jail, and her court hearings have been postponed several times. On 16 February 2015, she
was arbitrarily imprisoned for six months.
Lina has been subjected to the so-called administrative detention -- which really means
arbitrary imprisonment, with no charges or trumped-up charges brought against the defendant, no access to
evidence, and for an arbitrary length of imprisonment which can be renewed at any time.
Most of the victims of arbitrary imprisonment are politically active or are active in
organizing their communities. Effective Palestinian leaders who oppose Israeli rule are
invariably imprisoned in this manner. It is a means to fragment Palestinian
articles about her.
Number of days arbitrarily imprisoned:
Percentage of her life in prison: 1.2%