#Israel decides to deprive prisoners from their university education

[ PIC 25/12/2012 – 05:33 PM ]

RAMALLAH, (PIC)– The Israeli Supreme Court decided to deny Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails completing their university education.

The decision came after an appeal presented by al-Adala human rights center to allow a prisoner from the Palestinian city of Tira central occupied Palestine in 48, Rawi Soltani, to complete his academic education.

According to the center, the Israeli court decided to deprive prisoners of continuing their university education in prison, under the pretext that the academic education is not guaranteed by law, not particularly in the constitutional jurisdiction.

The Supreme Court emphasized in its resolution that although the IPS allows criminal convicts to continue their academic education and deny it for security prisoners, this does not constitute “unlawful discrimination.”

The center’s lawyer Orna Cohen, who presented the petitioners’ allegations before the Court, said that “the judges retracted the Supreme Court’s previous decisions to consider higher education as a legal right for the prisoner, so that it does not affect the prison’s security or regime, and it does not constitute a security threat.

The lawyer expressed her concern about the seriousness of the radical decline of the court’s previous decisions which considered prisoners’ education as a fundamental right.

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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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