Torture in PA jails | FULL REPORT

[ 14/01/2011 – 08:34 PM ]

LONDON, (PIC)– The Arab Organization for Human Rights in Britain and the Middle East Monitor recently issued a report documenting torture territory of the Palestinian Authority.

The report showed that the Palestinian security services have been using torture on a wide and systematic basis for several years using, inter alia, the following techniques: shabh (hanging) of all kinds, beating with cables, pulling out nails, suspension from the ceiling, flogging, kicking, swearing and cursing, electric shocks, sexual harassment and the threat of rape.

The organisations also said in their report that at least six people have been killed while undergoing torture in Palestinian Authority centres: Shadi Shaheen, Ramallah; Majd Barghouti, Ramallah; Mohammed al-Haj, Jenin; Kamal Abu Taima, Hebron; Haitham Amro, Hebron; Fadi Hamadna, Nablus. Many ex-detainees have permanent disabilities. Mass arrests have taken place on political grounds.

The Arab Organization for Human Rights in Britain has documented such crimes for the three years from October 2007 to October 2010.

An analysis of the data shows that in the period under review, the security services detained almost 8,640 people at a rate of 8 arrests per day.

The analysis also shows that an astonishing 95% of the detainees were subjected to severe torture, others feeling the detrimental effects on their health for varying periods. Seventy-seven percent of the detainees had been in the custody of the occupation before being released and rearrested by the Palestinian Authority on the same charges.

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Torture in PA jails.

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