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    The UN expressed concern over Israel's practice of detaining Palestinians without charge or trial, a spokeswoman for the UN human rights office said Friday.

    UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — The spokeswoman mentioned the most recent case of detention of Palestinian lawmaker Khalida Jarrar by Israeli authorities. Jarrar was arrested on April 2 and is remaining in an administrative detention in Israeli prison.

    “We call, once again, on Israel to end its practice of administrative detention and to either release without delay or to promptly charge all administrative detainees and prosecute them with all the judicial guarantees required by international human rights law and standards,” UN human rights office spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani said Friday in briefing notes published on the UN's website.

    The administrative detention practice exercised by Israel has been repeatedly condemned by the United Nations. Currently, Israel holds a total of 424 Palestinians in administrative detention, compared to 181 cases reported in April of 2014.

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