Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Adalah: press release

Serious Suspicion of Shabak (GSS) Use of Illegal Methods of Interrogation Against Human Rights Defender Ameer Makhoul

Today 18 May 2010, Mr. Ameer Makhoul, the director of the Arab NGO network "Ittijah" and a human rights defender, met with his legal defense team after the order prohibiting his meeting with a lawyer was lifted last night by the Petakh Tikvah Magistrates’ Court during an extension of detention hearing held on the case. In the meeting today, the legal defense team - comprised of Attorney Hussein Abu Hussein and Adalah Attorneys Orna Kohn and Hassan Jabareen - found that during the twelve days in which they were not allowed to meet with Mr. Makhoul that the General Security Services (GSS or Shabak) interrogators had used prohibited methods of interrogation in violation of the absolute prohibition on torture under international law and Israeli Supreme Court decisions.

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