Lawyers to boycott Israeli courts over body searches 12Oct12 October 12, 2012

Ma’an News Agency   –   11 October 2012

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Palestinian lawyers will boycott Israeli courts in protest over being subjected to physical searches before entering the courtroom, the Ministry of Prisoner Affairs said Thursday.

Lawyers walked out of Israel’s Salim military court on Thursday in protest over the searches by Israeli forces, which they said violated international law, the ministry said in a statement. 

The ministry said Israeli prison authorities were trying to restrict the work of Palestinian lawyers to target Palestinian prisoners and their right to legal representation. 

Lawyers have the right to access court without harassment or restrictions, the ministry added.

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