FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Maria Nikiforou, a Greek human rights worker was detained while attempting to enter Israel on the morning of July 14th, and has been kept in isolation since that evening.
The police have told Maria that she has been placed in isolation as punishment for insulting an officer and refusing to surrender her phone. According to Maria, this “insult” resulting in her isolation was a request to speak with her lawyer. In addition, Maria is being kept without a television, while other prisoners are allowed access. At approximately 19:00, Maria was allowed to charge her phone and can be contacted media inquiries only.
The judge has given the state 48 additional hours to respond to the appeal filed on Maria’s behalf.
For more information:
ISM media office
02 297 1824