Thursday, May 15, 2014

Palestinian teen detained for over 1 year, confessed after torture

From Defense for Children International Palestine

At the end of March,
 202 Palestinian children were imprisoned and prosecuted in the Israeli military court system, a decrease of 12 percent over February.

The number of young children detained between the ages of 12 and 15 was 24, a decrease of 33 percent from February.

In March, DCI-Palestine highlighted
 the case of Ali Shamlawi, a Palestinian teenager who confessed to throwing stones after he was tortured in Israeli custody. He has been in detention for over a year and neither his lawyer, nor his family know when a verdict will be reached. He faces attempted murder charges and a severe prison sentence….

And has the British government questioned the involvement of G4S in the detention and torture of Palestinian children? And are they still happy about G4S being involved in schools (and in British prisons for that matter)?

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