17 January، 2012
The Palestinian Institute for communication and development reflects strongly condemned and denounced the attack on the director of international relations in the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, Mahmoud Abu Rahma, for the second time by sharp instruments on the backdrop of publishing "opinion article".
PICD see that the attack on Abu Rahma, a serious violation of freedom of opinion and expression and the flagrant violation of Palestinian law and relevant international standards.
PICD calls the competent authorities for aserious investigating assault on Abu Rahma and bring the perpetrators to a fair and public trial, what will constitute a real deterrent to anyone has the same attack on the human rights activists and opinion writers.
PICD expresses its full solidarity with Abu Rahma and Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, and it calls to respect and promote freedom of opinion and expression and to take legal action against anyone who has the same attack on the freedom of opinion and expression, contrary to the law.