UN rights chief slams ‘arbitrary’ Israel decision to outlaw Palestinian groups

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UN rights chief slams ‘arbitrary’ Israel decision to outlaw Palestinian groups
Michelle Bachelet says move amounts to an attack on human rights defenders, on freedoms of association, opinion and expression as well as on the right to public participation
By TOI staff and AFP
26 October 2021

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said Tuesday that Israel’s blacklisting of six Palestinian rights organizations for their alleged ties to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terror group was an attack on human rights defenders, on freedoms of association, opinion and expression and on the right to public participation. She called for the move to be immediately revoked.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said anti-terrorism legislation should not be applied to legitimate human rights and humanitarian aid activities. “The organizations… face far-reaching consequences as a result of this arbitrary decision, as do the people who fund them and work with them,” said Bachelet. “The crucial work they perform for thousands of Palestinians risks being halted or severely restricted,” she added.

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