PCHR Is Deeply Concerned Over Storming the Headquarters of Ramattan Press Agency by the PSS in Ramallah
On Wednesday March 13, Ramattan Press Agency in Ramallah was stormed by members of the Palestinian Preventive Security Service (PSS), and a journalist was arrrested. In a press release, the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights in Gaza “stresses that this assault constitutes a violation of the Amended Basic Law whose article 32 prescribes: ‘Each aggression committed against any personal freedom, against private life of human being, or against any of rights or freedom, which have been guaranteed by the law or by this basic law, shall be considered as a crime. Criminal and civil case resultant from such infringement shall not be subject to any status of limitation.'” Read the full press release here: http://www.pchrgaza.org/files/PressR/English/2008/26-2008.html.
Similar concerns are voiced concerning the decision by the Ministry of Interior in the dismissed Palestinian government in Gaza to prevent two correspondents of Palestine Television in Gaza from reporting from the Gaza Strip. In a press release dated 5 March 2008, the PCHR stated that “the rights to freedom of expression and to receive an impart information are essential rights ensured by the Palestinian Basic Law and international human rights instruments, and a basic foundation of democratic practice.” Read the full press release here: http://www.pchrgaza.org/files/PressR/English/2008/24-2008.html.