Palestine: ANHRI demands an international investigation regarding the death of the prisoner “Jaradat” after being tortured by the occupation forces

Cairo February 28, 2013

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), holds the Israeli authorities responsible for the death of the prisoner “Arafat Jaradat” as a result of torturing and being brutal to him until death in “Majdouh” on Saturday, February 23, 2013.

It should be noted that occupation the occupation forces arrested “Jaradat”, 30 years old, February 18, 2013 on the allegations of belonging to “Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades” as he was sent to the prison of “El-Jelmah” directly without pressing charges on him and without passing to any of the near investigation centers from his house as applicable. He was detained in “Jelmah” prison for four days and was subjected for a harsh investigation until he was sent to “Majdo prison” as he was banned from meeting his lawyers from the first day by the intelligence of the occupation forces.

It is worthy to note that he wasn’t the only one to be tortured in the prisons, as such prisons witness a violent riots due to the Israeli violations against the rights of the prisoners such as the administrative arrest, torture and deliberate medical negligence.

ANHRI said that “the persistence of the occupation forces in the violations conducted against the Palestinian prisoners is a clear violation of the agreements that organized the treatment of prisoners inside the Israeli prisons”.

ANHRI added that “the Israeli government is fully responsible for the cold-blooded killing of the prisoner, as it is tried to hide the crime before the announcement of his death”.

ANHRI demands an international investigation committee from the WHO, ministry of prisoners and other concerned organizations to participate in the autopsy and calls the United Nations to conduct an immediate investigation in the incident and sending a fact finding committee and meet the prisoners and obtain their testimonies and open the prisons in front of the world. In addition to press the government of the occupation, prisons’ administration to subject them to periodic control and continued inspection by the UN and press them to comply with the international humanitarian law and other agreements related to the prisoners right.

ANHRI demands the immediate and unconditioned release of all the prisoners in illegal form or as a result of sentences issued that don’t cope in their procedures with the international norms.

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