The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network sent an open letter to Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on 21 February 2006 demanding that two arrested workers of its member organisations be immediately brought to trial or released. It asserted that "administrative detention is a violation of international human rights and humanitarian legal standards", and condemned Israel for "acts of harassment, intimidation, threats, and deliberate attacks on human rights defenders in the OPT [ Occupied Palestinian Territories ]." As documented by NGO Monitor, EMHRN and its member NGOs consistently use this forum to promote an anti-Israel position that erases the context of terror and exploits the rhetoric of "international human rights" claims.



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