Torture victims in israel’s prisons denied doctor visits

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In Israeli prisons, Palestinians who say they’ve been tortured are denied doctor visits

Israeli human rights group finds prisoners waiting years for medical exams to verify claims of mistreatment.

By Yotam Berger | Oct. 21, 2016 | 6:24 PM

S. was arrested in the West Bank in early 2014 on suspicion of involvement in security crimes. After his arrest he was interrogated by the Shin Bet security service, and has said that he was tortured. 

Afterward, he was transferred from the Shin Bet facility to the Megiddo Prison. He filed a complaint, through his lawyer, with the Justice Ministry’s ombudsman.

S. found himself with a problem, though. It was his word against the Shin Bet. As is the case with most prisoners who have undergone “necessary interrogation” by the Shin Bet, where nonconventional methods – in practice, a form of torture – is used, such sessions are not recorded.


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