Wake Up Palestine – Torture in Palestine

June 26th marks the International day in support of victims of torture, but what is the situation in Palestine like?

Jerusalem24 – Wake Up Palestine – Today, the investigative committee that Palestinian Prime Minister Dr. Mohammad Shtayyeh formed regarding the death of Activist Nizar Banat will release its results. Finally. Honestly, the past few days felt like 100 years. Mind you, the autopsy report that was done by civil societies’ own independent investigation proved that Nizar did not die of natural causes as the governor of Hebron announced, but rather due to physical assault he sustained. This sparked protests and vigils since Thursday against the killing of Nizar Banat, and against the brutality of the Palestinian Security Forces, accusations that they deny, but had no problem proving when they attacked protesters with security officers in plain clothes. Now, I am assuming we are boycotting any and all news from the Palestinian presidency and government. So we probably will not be covering any conferences held by the Prime Minister regarding the results of the committee. The results themselves will probably be a different matter. Ironically enough, the day before yesterday was the International Day in support of victims of torture. I swear I can’t even make this up anymore. There’s nothing written on these papers. It feels like the 5th season of a TV show and the script writers are writing anything to keep things interesting.

In this episode of Wake Up Palestine, Mohammad Hamayel talks to Melina Ansari, The International Advocacy Officer at the Addameer Prisoner Support & Human Rights Association on the topic of torture in the Palestinian territories.

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