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Dozens protest in Jaffa for release of Palestinian poet

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Demonstration for release of Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour at Jaffa’s Clock Tower Square, 26.06.16 (photo: Haim Schwarczenberg)

Published: 2 July 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

In 2016 Israel, a Palestinian writer is in custody for her poetry - Gideon Levy & Alex Levac – Haaretz 21.05.16
For the past few years Dareen Tatour has been posting poems, all written in Arabic, on her blog and on Facebook and YouTube – these are the scenes of her crime. 'I am in the State of Israel, a democracy,' she says. 'I never thought I would be arrested for poetry.'
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And see: Dozens protest for release of Palestinian poet under house arrest – Yael Marom - +972 Magazine 26.06.16
Dareen Tatour was arrested by Israeli police last year because of a poem she posted to Facebook. Now she lives with an ankle monitor under strict house arrest. 


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