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22 February 2013
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NOON BRIEFING
BY MARTIN NESIRKY
ASSOCIATE SPOKESPERSON FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN KI-MOON
Friday, February 22, 2013
SECRETARY-GENERAL CONCERNED OVER PALESTINIAN DETAINEES HELD WITHOUT CHARGES:
Asked about the situation of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike, the Spokesperson said that the Secretary-General has expressed his deep concern that the detainees are being held in administrative detention without charges. Those detained should be charged and face trial with judicial guarantees in accordance with international standards, or be promptly released. The Secretary-General also expressed his concerns to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.