Detention - Ahmad A. (17)

10:00 Apr 7 2014 Osarin, Nablus, West Bank

Ahmad A., 17, was arrested on charges of throwing stones.

On 6 April, Ahmad’s father received a telephone summons for his son, Ahmad, to report to Huwara District Coordination Office (DCO) the next morning. No reason for the summons was given.

On 7 April, Ahmad and his father arrived at Huwara DCO around 10:00 a.m. His father was held outside while Ahmad was directed within and strip searched. Ahmad recounts, “While he was searching me, he pushed me against the wall and called me a 'son of a whore.’""

An Israeli intelligence officer instructed him that he was under arrest without stating charges. Ahmad was bound, blindfolded and detained in a room for about thirty minutes. Soldiers then forced Ahmad to walk—punching and kicking his back and legs—to Huwara Interrogation and Detention Center (IDC).

During the course of detention, Ahmad was verbally and physically assaulted by soldiers multiple times. One assault caused his ear to bleed and impaired hearing. Ahmad notes that he did not receive any medical attention for this injury—nor food or water—until he arrived at Megiddo Prison, around 5:00 p.m.

On 8 April, Ahmad was interrogated for approximately four hours in Salem IDC without the presence of a lawyer, family member or any explanation of his rights. He was slapped and hit on the head during interrogation, while still shackled. Ahmad signed a confession in Arabic after reading it.

He first appeared before a judge on 10 April, 2014.
Additional Data
Type of Case: Detained
Name: Ahmad A.
Age: 17
Incident Date: Apr 07 2014
Type of Violation (Detention): Ill-treatment,Torture,Coerced confession,Unlawful transfer
Unlawful Transfer Location (Detention): Megiddo

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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