Archive for the ‘security prisoners’ tag
Israel Prison Service has begun rehabilitating Jewish security prisoners, but denies the requests for rehabilitation of an Arab-Israeli security prisoner. (Haaretz)
(Hebrew – Haaretz)
Supreme Court Judge Elyakim Rubinstein states in a ruling that the Prisons Authority and the Attorney General are ignoring repeated comments from the Supreme Court about the need to provide rehabilitation services to security prisoners, especially when they are underage Israeli citizens.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced last night that Israel has begun to aggravate the conditions of Palestinian security prisoners held in Israel, in order to pressure Hamas to allow Red Cross visits to captured soldier Gilad Shalit.
The television show “Uvda” showed a video of Metzada unit fighters and Israel Prison Service guards raiding one of the Kziot Prison wards, with the purpose of “boosting morale” of the guards. During the raid, which went awry, one of the prisoners was shot to death, and many other prisoners were injured.
Security prisoner Maher Odah has been deported to Malaysia, becoming the first security prisoner Israel deports to a non-Arab Muslim country.
Ministers’ Legislation Committee has today approved the law proposed by Yitzchak Aharanovitch, Internal Security Minister, which makes it legal to bar access to counsel from security-related detainees who are suspected of committing crimes of terror. (Hebrew)
The Minister of Internal Security, Yizhak Aharonovich, submitted (Hebrew) a new bill, which will prolong the period during which a meeting between a prisoner suspected of terrorism and his lawyer can be prevented to six months. According to an amendment to the Prisons Order of 2005, meeting between security prisoners and their lawyers can be denied in circumstances where there is suspicion that the meeting may allow the suspects to carry out an offense may endanger themselves or others. Even so, the maximum period for such denials was 21 days.