Detention - Ammar M. (14)

18:00 Mar 8 2014 Osarin, Nablus, West Bank

Ammar M., 14, was arrested for throwing stones.

At 6 p.m., Ammar threw a stone at an Israeli military vehicle as it passed by the entrance to his village. Four soldiers got out, apprehending and arresting him.

Ammar was beaten by Israeli soldiers before being handcuffed, blindfolded and thrown into the jeep. He recalls, “While I was on the ground, two of them started punching, slapping and kicking me hard.”

He was taken to Zatara checkpoint and made to stand against a wall in a room. After an hour, he was questioned informally by a border policeman, who shouted at and slapped him. He was kept standing in the same position for a further six hours, with water but no food. He was not given access to a bathroom.

At 2 a.m., Ammar was driven to Ariel Police Station, where he was interrogated in the presence of his mother and with his rights explained to him, though he was not allowed to contact a lawyer. The interrogator wrote everything in Hebrew. Though an Arab policeman translated, Ammar did not understand the statement which the interrogator had written in Hebrew.

Ammar was then handed to soldiers and at 7 a.m. was driven to Huwara Interrogation and Detention Center. Soldiers took photos of him without his permission during the journey. At Huwara IDC. Ammar underwent a strip search and was then transferred to Megiddo prison. He appeared before a military court for the first time on 10 March.
Additional Data
Type of Case: Detained
Name: Ammar M.
Age: 14
Incident Date: Mar 08 2014
Type of Violation (Detention): Ill-treatment

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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