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  • 08 June 2022

    Dr Issam Bassalat, a Palestinian Scottish doctor who is facing terrorism charges in Northern Ireland as a result of what his lawyer calls "entrapment", will be appearing at the Court of Session in Edinburgh on Friday 10 June to fight for his right to practise medicine.

  • 09 April 2022

    SACC supports the proposal to twin Edinburgh with Gaza City but we not affiliated with the newly-formed Edinburgh-Gaza Twinning Association.

  • 15 December 2021

    Dr Issam Hijjawi Bassalat was released on bail on Monday 13 December.

  • 27 October 2021

    There were heated exchanges in a court in Northern Ireland on Monday over an ongoing bail application by Dr Issam Bassalat, who is in Maghaberry Prison awaiting trial on "terrorism" charges. Dr Bassalat has suffered a heart attack in prison.  The court heard that he is at "substantial excess risk of further cardio-vascular events, including death."

  • 13 October 2021

    A court in Northern Ireland heard today, Wednesday 13 October, that Dr Issam Hijjawi Bassalat has suffered a heart attack. Dr Bassalat was due to appear by video link at a case management hearing at Dungannon Magistrates Court, along with nine other defendants charged as a result of Operation Arbacia.

  • 12 October 2021

    Dr Issam Bassalat, a Scottish Palestinian man facing terrorism charges in Northern Ireland, has issued an appeal for human rights organisations to monitor his case.

  • 23 June 2021

    Issam Bassalat has finally had the surgery he needs for his spinal problem. The operation appears to have been completely successful and has brought him great relief. But the circumstances surrounding the operation are very troubling.

  • 19 January 2021

    Letter to the Northern Ireland Executive and the Irish Government calling on ministers to take urgent steps to facilitate medical treatment for Dr Issam Hijjawi Bassalat, a Scottish Palestinian prisoner in Maghaberry Prison.

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