Palestinian Activist's Son Held Without Charges

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The son of a prominent Palestinian human rights activist is being held without charges in an Israeli prison after he was seized at his home in the West Bank town of Nablus earlier this month.

Since his arrest, 19-year-old Yazan Sawalha has not been allowed to see a lawyer. At a court hearing Thursday, his detention was extended by two weeks.

His parents say he was not involved politically and they can't understand why he is being held without charges and without access to a lawyer.

His case is just one of thousands of Palestinians who are detained without charges.



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