Israeli circus artists protest for the release of Palestinian detainee Abu Sakha, a circus performer on a 6-month administrative detention, outside the Megiddo prison northern Israel, Wednesday, March 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
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Amnesty International and Palestinian cultural institutions have launched an appeal for help for 23-year-old Palestinian circus performer and teacher Mohammad Abu Sakha, held by Israel for nearly three months without trial.Abu Sakha was arrested on Dec. 14 in the occupied West Bank, and held since January in administrative detention, the controversial measure under which Israel can hold suspects without trial for periods of six months, renewable indefinitely. Amnesty called to pressure Israel ahead of a military court hearing of Abu Sakha's appeal against his detention, scheduled for March 21 .
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