Detention - Jamil A. (16)

02:00 Nov 14 2013 Bir Al Basha, Jenin, West Bank

Jamil A., 16, was arrested at night on charges of throwing stones and entering Israel illegally.

Around 2:00 a.m., Israeli soldiers pulled Jamil from bed, binding his hands and forcing him onto the floor of a military truck. An intelligence officer questioned him about his whereabouts the previous day, and Jamil responded that he had been in Israel, where he works as a laborer. Jamil recounts, “The truck was traveling at great speed and my body was shaking and slamming against the metal floor.”

He was physically assaulted in an unknown military camp, then detained in a bathroom in Al Jalame Interrogation and Detention Center (IDC) for two hours.

Jamil was interrogated five times for prolonged periods—without the presence of a lawyer, family member or any explanation of his rights—while detained in solitary confinement (cell 36) for 13 days. The interrogator accused him of throwing stones and assisting a youth who reportedly stabbed and killed a soldier.

When he failed to confess to assisting the youth, Jamil was moved into a cell visited by informants. Jamil told the informants he was not guilty of charges but revealed the names of other youths who had thrown stones. Jamil was confronted with the informant’s statement and signed a confession to throwing stones in Arabic.

He was detained in cell 1 until 8 December, then transferred to Megiddo Prison. He first appeared before a judge on the third day of his detention in Al Jalame IDC.
Additional Data
Type of Case: Injured
Name: Jamil A.
Age: 16
Incident Date: Nov 14 2013
Type of Violation (Detention): Ill-treatment,Solitary Confinement,Coerced confession,Unlawful transfer
Solitary Confinement Location (Detention): Al-Jalame/Kishon
Unlawful Transfer Location (Detention): Megiddo,Al-Jalame

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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