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Internal Security: February 10, 2013

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The GSS uses an interrogation method in which the interrogated person is denied sleep, while being supplied with coffee, despite a past court ruling which stated that a person cannot be convicted based on information obtained using such methods. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 10th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Police: 1st December, 2010

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Alexander Zeitzev, charged and convicted of running over and abandoning a pedestrian, was acquitted due to doubt when he appealed. The judges found his confession was extracted from under unfair circumstances. According to Zeitzev’s lawyers, their client admitted his guilt after two days during which he was not allowed to sleep. The judges found Zeitzev’s confession was extracted under illegal circumstances, and that the interrogators denied him his right to attorney. (Hebrew)

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December 4th, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Military and Security Forces: 2nd November, 2010

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According to a report by B’Tzelem and the Center for Individual Rights, the legal authorities violate the human rights of the detainees in the GSS’s detainment facility in Petah Tikva. The testimonies of 121 detainees show that detainees locked in sealed solitary cells, under inadequate hygiene measures, and suffer from sleep deprivation and from being handcuffed for prolonged periods in the interrogation chambers. 13 detainees reported sleep deprivation of more than 24 hours, and 9% of them reported violence was used against them. In one case, a 63 years widow was brought to the facility, and her family members held there were exposed to her suffering in detainment. After two days, the widow was dismissed without any charge.

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November 2nd, 2010 at 3:26 pm