[Groop]Amnesty International Online petition

Azamin \"Cantona\" Zainol Abidin azamin7@pd.jaring.my
Sat, 06 Apr 2002 11:48:06 +0800


Amnesty Stop Torture
Over 1000 Palestinians
2002-04-05 Israel

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Amnesty International is concerned for the safety of more than one
thousand Palestinians detained by Israeli Defence Forces (IDF), during
past week in refugee camps and towns in the West Bank and the Gaza
Strip. Some Palestinians have been reportedly tortured by being beaten
held for prolonged periods in painful positions. All detainees are
reportedly being held in conditions which amount to cruel, inhuman and
degrading treatment. A Military Order has just been issued denying
access of
detainees to lawyers.

Detainees are being held at a number of IDF military camps and
settlements, but the IDF will not reveal the names of those they have
and where they are located. In violation of international human rights
treaties, such the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
(ICCPR) and the Convention against Torture or Other Cruel, Inhuman or
Degrading Treatment or Punishment, to which Israel is a State party,
detainees have been held in conditions which constitute cruel, inhuman
degrading treatment or punishment. Those arrested and released have
also reported being threatened and beaten by members of the IDF who
detained them.  They have been handcuffed for extended periods of time,
sometimes denied food, water and permission to use the toilet.  Despite
the cold nights, many detainees and sleeping on cold slabs and most
spent the first night without being provided with a blanket.

Under international standards, any person who is arrested, detained or
imprisoned has the right to inform, or have the authorities notify,
their family or friends. The information must include the fact of their
arrest or detention and the place where they are being kept in custody.
The families of the detainees, have not received such information and do

not know whether their relatives are dead or alive, following
unconfirmed reports that some Palestinians taken by the IDF were


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