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Shin Bet tortures Palestinian detainees

Shin Bet tortures Palestinian detainees
28-12-2010,00:02

Al Qassam website - As many as 90 percent of Palestinian detainees being interrogated by the "Shin Bet" security service are prevented from consulting with an attorney, even though civilian and military legislation state clearly that such prohibition should be rarely applied, according to a report published by the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel and the Palestinian Prisoners' Society.

Among the Zionist interrogation methods are tying detainees for a long time to a chair with their hands behind the back, sleep deprivation, threats (usually of harming family members), humiliation and being kept for long periods in unsanitary cells.

The "Shin Bet" has refused in the past to provide data on the numbers of Palestinian detainees who are prevented from meeting with a lawyer.

In the absence of official data, The Public Campaign and the Prisoners Society carried out research and cross-referenced their information with different sources in order to estimate the numbers of prisoners who are prevented from meeting with lawyers.

According to estimates, 11,970 Palestinians the Shin Bet interrogated between 2000 and 2007, the numbers of those whose right to an attorney was blocked ranged between 8,379 to 10,773.