On December 13, 2022, members of the general intelligence service arrested the two brothers, Basil and Baha Falayan, from the village of Burhan, in the district of Ramallah, this arrest came as part of a massive campaign of arrests launched by the Palestinian security services from the end of November until the end of December 2022, against the backdrop of political and partisan pluralism.
Following their arrest, Bahaa was released and Basil was kept in administrative detention without going through the legal procedures followed and stipulated in the applicable criminal procedure Code.
On 22.12.2022, Basil was transferred to the public prosecution and then to the Ramallah magistrate court, which extended his detention under the pretext of completing the investigation, and still rejects all requests for release on bail submitted to it.
Basil’s file lacks the guarantees of a fair trial, which was represented by administrative detention without referral to the public prosecution, or knowing the charges against him, and then referring him to the public prosecution nine days after his arrest.
Lawyers for Justice is deeply concerned about this type of detention, which violates the content of the Palestinian Basic Law, especially Articles (5, 9, and 19) thereof, and the agreements and treaties to which the State of Palestine has acceded, as well as the denial of fair trial guarantees.
Lawyers for Justice
4, January 2023