Political poetry as a crime: Inside the surreal trial of Dareen Tatour |  Israel’s Fear, When Poetry is not Speech.

Arresting a Palestinian for publishing a political poem is extraordinary. Having to prove at trial that police mistranslated her poem is nothing short of surreal. By Yoav Haifawi It has been nearly a year and a half since Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour was arrested in her home in northern Israel for writing a poem. She spent three months in various prisons, including half a year under house arrest in the town of Kiryat Ono in central Israel. Although she was able to return to her home village of Reineh, she remains under house arrest as the trial comes to an end. [tmwinpost] Tatour, 34, was arrested by…

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