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Barakat appeals against German ban against him

Berlin (QNN)- QNN has been informed that the lawyer Nadya Sammour filed a lawsuit on behalf of her client the Palestinian-Canadian writer and journalist Khaled Barakat against the German government and officially appealed against a decision by the German security forces and migration department, which ordered to ban Barakat from speaking at political and cultural events and violate his right of expression.

German security authorities have arrested Barakat a few hours before taking part in a political seminar in Berlin and prevented him from participating in any seminars or conferences, or existing in special or family gatherings “which have more than ten participants”. They also ordered him to leave the country before the end of July.

Berlin has justified its arbitrary measures claiming that Barakat’s thoughts would endanger the relations between Germany and ‘Israel’, and that it could create tension between Arabs and Jews in Germany. Barakat was also accused of antisemitism and anti Israelism.

Sammour demanded an immediate lift of the ban against Barakat, as the aforementioned accusations violate German laws and contradict facts, and it fall within political trials.

The Israeli Ministry of Strategic Affairs has praised the German decision against Barakat and position against the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement.

On the other hand, the International Coordinator of Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network Charlotte Kates described the German decision against Barakat of being a part of a racist attack against the Palestinian people and their rights.

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