Detention - Wasim N. (16)

02:00 Oct 18 2013 Beita, Nablus, West Bank

Wasim N., 16, was arrested at night on multiple charges including throwing molotov cocktails and stones.

Around 2:00 a.m., Israeli soldiers stormed Wasim’s house, arresting him without stating charges. Wasim describes: “One of them wrapped his arm around my neck and started squeezing really hard. I felt [ . . ] as if I was choking.” Wearing pajamas and one shoe, Wasim was bound, blindfolded and forced to walk 50 meters (55 yd.) to a military jeep and made to sit with his head lowered.

At Huwara Interrogation and Detention Center (IDC), Wasim was ill-treated—tripped and pelted with small stones. Following a strip search, Wasim vomitted.

Subsequently, Wasim was transported to Petah Tikva IDC. Wasim reports: “I was taken to a clinic and a doctor approached me. ‘This doctor loves to f**k children,’ the jailer whispered in my ear.”

Wasim was interrogated three times at Petah Tikva IDC—wihout the presence of a lawyer, family member, or any explanation of his rights—while detained in solitary confinement (14 days). During interrogation, Wasim was slapped, tied to a low metal chair and accused of throwing molotov cocktails and stones.

From 22-24 October, Wasim revealed incriminating information while detained with informants at Al Jalame IDC. When confronted with the informant’s statement at Petah Tikva, Wasim confessed to throwing Molotov, paint and oil cocktails, a homemade grenade, and multiple instances of throwing stones.

He first appeared before a judge on 3 November in Salem Military Court, then was transferred to Megiddo Prison.
Additional Data
Type of Case: Detained
Name: Wasim N.
Age: 16
Incident Date: Oct 18 2013
Type of Violation (Detention): Night arrest,Ill-treatment,Torture,Solitary Confinement,Coerced confession,Unlawful transfer
Solitary Confinement Location (Detention): Petah Tikva
Unlawful Transfer Location (Detention): Megiddo,Al-Jalame,Petah Tikva

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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