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Internal Security: November 15, 2011

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The parole board of the Prison Service is not authorized to decide on the the early release of prisoners who are not physically present at the prison. For this reason, they can’t release a prisoner who is in a hospital in a state of a “vegetable”.

(Hebrew)

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November 15th, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Internal Security: August 16, 2011

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A report by the Office of the Public Defender states that the rights of prisoners are violated consistently. Among other things, prisoners are being shackled as a means of punishment, some are kept in cramped conditions and poor sanitation, and without proper medical treatment.

(Hebrew)

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August 16th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

Police: May 17, 2011

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Ma’an News Agency reports that the release of three Palestinian prisoners, who have completed their sentence, was postponed without providing any reason.

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May 17th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Closed Society: 16 January, 2011

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The Supreme Court criticized holding minors who are the children of African refugees and migrant workers in Prison Service facilities. During the court session it turned out that in the facility, which is supposed to be for care and education, children are sent for hours to an empty “thinking room” and are sometimes restrained with handcuffs.

(Hebrew)

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January 16th, 2011 at 5:54 pm

Police: 6 September 2010

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Yigal Amir, who assassinated prime minister Yitzchak Rabin, said in a court hearing about the extension of his solitary confinement, that he and his brother Haggai are th only prisoners in Israel who are being held in solitary confinement for such a long time. He said that “the Shabak claim that there is intelligence, but they simultaneously claim that they have not received any intelligence since 2003. I am deemed to be a prisoner in need of protection, despite the fact that I do not meet any criteria for that status. My brother and I have been in solitary confinement for 15 years, and are the only ones in Israel [to be confined in that way].”

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September 6th, 2010 at 7:41 pm