California academics condemn Israeli detention of Birzeit professor

California (QNN)- A group of over 200 California academics sent a letter to Israeli Justice and Higher Education ministers, condemning Israeli invasion of the house of professor Widad Barghouthi and her detention two weeks ago.

Journalism Professor Barghouthi was put under administrative detention without any charges. Two journalism students were also detained with her.

The letter called for the immediate release of Professor Widad Barghouti and “an end to the unjust practices of harassment and administrative detention that are aimed at denying Palestinians their right to education.”

“Educators and intellectuals should be free to express their views and pursue their profession without obstruction or harassment. We call for an end to this continued suppression of Palestinian society.”

Barghouthi and her both sons were detained for praising Palestinian martyrs in poems published on social media, according to Addamir human right organization.

Widan Al Barghouthi is Jornalism professor at Birzeit University and novelist and poet.

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