341 documented cases of human rights violations in the West Bank and Gaza this year (Photo: MEMO)
341 documented cases of human rights violations in the West Bank and Gaza this year (Photo: MEMO)

Gaza, 19 Dhulqa’dah 1436/3 September 2015 (MINA) – The Independent Commission for Human Rights of the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah has said that it has documented 341 human rights violations in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip by Palestinian authorities since the beginning of this year.

The announcement came days after the publication of a report by Addameer in the West Bank in which it detailed the involvement of the Palestinian Authority’s security services in acts of torture against detained activists from various Palestinian factions. This was confirmed by another report issued by the Arab Organisation for Human Rights in Britain.

In its statement issued yesterday, the foundation demanded that those involved in crimes of torture are held accountable for their acts by bringing them to a fair trial. The demands also included releasing citizens who are detained without legal justification and ensuring that they are not subjected to physical abuse or deprived of their liberty. Middle East Monitor (MEMO) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

The independent body stressed the need to ensure appropriate treatment and compensation as well as a proper physical and psychological rehabilitation for those who were subjected to torture. It also outlined mechanisms to ensure that detainees are not subjected to human rights violations in detention centres.

According to foundation: “Torture is a serious violation of the right to physical integrity, which is guaranteed by basic Palestinian law and the relevant international conventions and treaties. Torture is a crime against humanity whose prosecution should not be barred by any statute of limitations.” (T/P002/R03)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)


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