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Closed Society: June 6, 2012

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A new report by human rights organization, Amnesty International, documents violations of human rights related to administrative detention and claims that administrative detainees were subject to torture and abuse during their investigation, as well as to humiliation and cruelty during their detention, often as punishment for holding a hunger strike.  The report further claims that Israel denied the detainees family visits, forcibly transferred, deported and/or placed some of them in solitary confinement.

(Hebrew - Walla)

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June 6th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Internal Security: February 6, 2012

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A committee in the Ministry of Welfare and Social Services has repeatedly denied Yaakov Hassan, a prisoner convicted of murder and incarcerated for the past 26 years, his furlough requests, even though the relevant Prison Service committee approved a furlough more than six years ago, saying his behavior was acceptable.  The reason provided for the refusal in 2006 was that Hassan might pose a threat to his wife, who died in 1987.

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February 6th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Internal Security: December 9, 2011

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The Public Committee Against Torture in Israel filed a petition to the High Court of Justice yesterday on behalf of 12 Israel Security Agency detainees who claim they were tortured during their interrogation.  In none of the cases was an investigation opened, and the committee claims that no relevant response was received about any of the cases even though between one and four years have passes since the complaints were filed.  According to Ministry of Justice data, between 2001 and 2010 more than 750 complaints were filed with the attorney general regarding torture or abuse.  In none of the cases was a criminal investigation opened.

(Hebrew)

Military and Security Forces: December 5, 2011

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A soldier serving a four-month sentence in Military Prison 4 claims he was subject to abuse and humiliation, and that his complaints went unanswered or answered with derision by the prison commanders.

(Hebrew)

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December 5th, 2011 at 12:54 am