Rights group: West Bank authorities silence student dissent

Human Rights Watch said Thursday that dozens of students were arrested in the territory for criticizing the Palestinian Authority of President Mahmoud Abbas or for their affiliation with the militant Hamas group, which runs the Gaza Strip.

The New York-based group says one student was held without charges for almost two weeks by Palestinian security forces for “insulting a public official” after he called on Facebook for soccer official Jibril Rajoub to resign after the Palestinian team lost to Jordan.

via ynetnews.com

Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4655074,00.html

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