Imad Faisal Sabi

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Imad Faisal Sabi was "in administrative detention since December 1995. He was served with a six month administrative detention order, which was renewed for a further four months on its expiry. In October 1996 the order against him was again renewed, bringing the latest expiry date to April 1997.

"Imad Sabi worked as the Executive Director of Programs at Bisan Research Centre, a Palestinian non-governmental organization based in Ramallah which works on issues of community and social development. He was also active in the Bir Zeit University Women’s Studies Program, working as a translator for their publications and participating in seminars and workshops...

"Imad Sabi is married to Reem Joudeh who works in continuing education at Bir Zeit University; they have a daughter Deena who was born on 9 June 1995." [1] Later Released

"Although no formal charges were brought against Mr. Sabi, he was detained for twenty months. Israeli officials accused Mr. Sabi of involvement in the activities of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and regarded him as a security threat." [2]

He now works for Oxfam International.

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  1. [ Administrative detention: Despair, uncertainty and lack of due process], Amnesty International, accessed September 22, 2008.
  2. AAAS Human Rights Action Network, accessed September 22, 2008.
  3. Edge Funders Alliance Board, organizational web page, accessed December 30, 2013.