Detention - Yazan R. (17)

15:00 Jan 19 2014 'Azzun, Qalqilya, West Bank

"Name: Yazan R. (17)
Detained: 19 January 2014
Location: ‘Azzun, Qalqiliya
West Bank, Israeli military law

Yazan R., 17, was arrested on charges of throwing stones at settlers.

At 3:00 p.m., Yazan and three friends including Saleh S. (Ref. 16N14004) each threw one stone at settlers on a road near to the village. They were arrested upon returning to their village, and questioned by telephone by an intelligence officer.

“We were surrounded by soldiers who beat us hard. They beat me seven times at least and insulted me, calling me and the others ‘sons of whores.’”

After confessing to throwing stones, the boys were transferred by jeep to Ari’el military camp, during which time they were verbally abused by soldiers. At the camp Yazan was handcuffed and blindfolded, and made to sit on the ground for four hours. Soldiers punched, kicked and insulted him as he sat there. Yazan requested to use a bathroom but was not allowed.

At 8:00 p.m. the boys were transferred to Tzufin settlement, where they were beaten seven times and verbally abused whilst sitting in the yard. After 6 hours, Yazan was transferred to Huwwara Interrogation and Detention Center (IDC) where he was strip searched.

At 10am the following morning, Yazan was transferred to Salem IDC. Despite confessing immediately, he was interrogated without a lawyer or parent for 2 hours. He was not told of his rights or allowed to read the Arabic confession that he signed.

He was then removed to Megiddo prison where he was strip searched again. Yazan appeared in Salem military court for the first time on 22 January.
Additional Data
Type of Case: Detained
Name: Yazan R.
Age: 17
Incident Date: Jan 19 2014
Type of Violation (Detention): Ill-treatment,Coerced confession,Unlawful transfer
Unlawful Transfer Location (Detention): Megiddo

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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