The Picture Which Imprisoned a Journalist
The “civilian” courts of Fatah were established in order to circumvent the demands from western countries, which demanded that the PA prosecute civilians at civilian courts instead of military courts. For this reason, the Fatah party, the faction of the President and his regime, circumvent universal human rights laws, western countries demands and the Palestinian regulations and constitution. These so-called “civilian” Fatah courts are nothing but Kangaroo courts whose only purpose is to harass political opponents of the regime, their functioning is similar to the military courts.
A court in the northern West Bank city of Nablus in February sentenced a local man to a year in prison for creating a picture of Abbas to make him look like a football player, and entitled it “the new striker for Real Madrid”. Anas Awad, 26, denied he had intended any offence and the president promptly pardoned him.