About  |  contact  |  Search  |  RSS
Last Update: 6 Hour and 51 Minute ago
News code: 28378
Published Date: Saturday 12 October 2019 - 11:19:29
Print 

Torture occurring at Israeli prisons: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Torture occurring at Israeli prisons: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
World  - The UN Human Rights Office notes with concern the alleged torture of a 44-year-old Palestinian man, Samer Al A’rbeed, who was arrested by Israeli Security Forces on 25 September as a suspect in a bomb explosion that killed a 17-year old Israeli girl near Dolev settlement in the occupied West Bank. Al A’rbeed remains in the hospital in an induced coma and on artificial respiration, with critical injuries sustained after his arrest, including broken ribs and severe kidney failure.

This development is placing a spotlight on serious gaps and failings in Israel's laws and practices in relation to its unequivocal obligation under international law to eradicate torture and cruel and inhuman treatment.
Al A'rbeed's lawyer, who was only allowed to see his client four days after his arrest (on 29 September), alleges he was tortured. Given the severity of Al A'rbeed's injuries, we call for the immediate opening of a criminal investigation into the case.

We have also received information that at least three more people arrested in the context of the same investigation have been held in incommunicado detention for a prolonged period of time.

The prohibition of torture is one of the peremptory norms of international law or "jus cogens" from which no derogation is permitted. In other words, the prohibition is binding on all states, in all circumstances, with no exception.

We call on Israel to revise its laws, policies and practices to bring them in line with its obligations under international law, in particular the Convention Against Torture, and ensure that all instances and allegations of torture and ill-treatment are investigated promptly, independently, effectively and impartially.

 

News Code: 28378
Published Date: Saturday 12 October 2019 - 11:19:29
No Comment,Be the first one who comments.
Comments

Name

email  

website

Comment  

Security code [*]: Please enter correct answer in security box.:

 = 5+2

Opinion
If Black Americans were to seek asylum, they would easily qualify
If Black Americans were to seek asylum, they would easily qualify
Amali Tower, the Founder and Executive Director of Climate Refugees
Sanctions in the era of pandemic
Sanctions in the era of pandemic
Phyllis Bennis, a fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington DC
India's Muslims are punished for asking to be Indian
India's Muslims are punished for asking to be Indian
Vidya Subrahmaniam, award-winning Indian journalist and political commentator.
Bahrain is holding my family hostage – and the UK is abetting them
Bahrain is holding my family hostage – and the UK is abetting them
Sayed Ahmed AlWadaei, the advocacy director of BIRD
How Israel controls Palestinian bodies, both living and dead
How Israel controls Palestinian bodies, both living and dead
Mariam Barghouti, Palestinian writer and commentator
Why has it been such a deadly year for French women?
Why has it been such a deadly year for French women?
Megan Clement, a freelance journalist based in Paris.