Detention - Tawfiq G. (17)

01:00 Jan 20 2014 Bir Al Basha, Jenin, West Bank

"Name: Tawfiq G. (17)
Detained: 20 January 2014
Location: Bir Al Basha, Jenin
West Bank, Israeli military law

Tawfiq G., 17, was arrested in a night raid on suspicion of throwing stones.

At approximately 1:00 a.m., Tawfiq was woken by his father as around 10 Israeli soldiers entered the house. They demanded his ID before blindfolding and handcuffing him. He was then marched 20 meters (65 feet), barefoot, to a military jeep.

“They never stopped beating me during the half hour trip. They also insulted me and called me 'motherf--ker’ and ‘son of a whore.'”

During the transfer to Salem military camp Israeli soldiers kicked and slapped him. After 2 hours sitting in the yard, where he requested but was denied access to a bathroom, Tawfiq was transferred to Megiddo prison, where he arrived at 9am. There he was strip searched and detained for a further day before being interrogated.

Tawfiq was interrogated for 30 minutes without a lawyer or parent present, and without his rights explained to him. The interrogator informed him that he had been named by friends as someone who threw stones, showing him photos of the boys. Tawfiq denied knowing the two boys or throwing stones. The interrogator accused him of lying and threatened him with prison.

Tawfiq continued to deny the accusations, and subsequently read and signed a statement in Arabic to this effect. He appeared before Salem military court for the first time on 22 January.
Additional Data
Type of Case: Detained
Name: Tawfiq G.
Age: 17
Incident Date: Jan 20 2014
Type of Violation (Detention): Night arrest,Ill-treatment,Unlawful transfer
Unlawful Transfer Location (Detention): Megiddo

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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