#Torture | CPR calls for an international investigation into death of Palestinian prisoners

[ PIC 28/06/2012 – 02:55 PM ]

NAZARETH,(PIC)– Human rights organization said that the Palestinian detainees in occupation prisons are suffering from physical and psychological torture, where they face more than seventy-five methods of torture used by the occupation under inhumane conditions in the detention centers.

The Congregation for Palestinian Rights (CPR) said in its statement that Israel is still practicing systematic torture with legal cover from the Israeli judiciary which takes no measure to stop or control those practices, by contrast the Israeli Supreme Court, the highest judicial body, has legitimized the use of torture despite its signing and ratification of the International Convention against Torture.

CPR confirmed that all the Palestinian prisoners in occupation prisons have been subjected to psychological and physical torture where they have been exposed to the most heinous methods of torture in interrogation centres, as a recent study reported, including shabh (tying hands and feet together from the back for prolonged periods) of all kinds, beatings with cables, suspension from the ceiling, flogging, kicking, cursing, in addition to the threat of house demolitions.

The committee called for an international investigation over the death of 70 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons under torture, stressing on the need to press on the occupation state to fulfill the UN and human rights conventions and to bring lawsuits against Israeli occupation officers and soldiers accused of using torture against Palestinian detainees in Israeli occupation prisons.

A journal published by Adalah, Physicians for Human Rights-Israel and Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights | June 26, 2012

“On Torture” is an edited volume of essays by Palestinian, Israeli and international legal and medical experts and practitioners based on presentations that they gave during a workshop held in Jerusalem in April 2011 entitled, “Securing Accountability for Torture and Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment (CIDT) in Israel: New Trends and Comparative Lessons”.

The essayists explore the history of torture in Israel, the daily challenges that practitioners face in seeking accountability for torture and CIDT in Israel, and the changing face of torture.


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