Detention - Mazen A. (16)

02:00 Apr 8 2014 Osarin, Nablus, West Bank

Mazen A., 16, was arrested by Israeli soldiers during the night on charges of throwing stones and Molotov cocktails.

On the morning of 7 April, Mazen’s father received a phone call summons for Mazen by an Israeli intelligence office who said he would call back with the appearance date and time for Huwara District Coordination Office.

That night, at 2:00 a.m., Israeli soldiers with masks and black face paint stormed Mazen’s family home. Without providing charges, Israeli soldiers stated that Mazen was under arrest, binding and blindfolding him. He was placed on the floor of a military jeep and forced to keep his head lowered during transport.

Around 4:00 a.m., the jeep reached Huwara Interrogation and Detention Center (IDC) where Mazen was strip searched and physically assaulted by soldiers. At 8:00 a.m., Mazen was shackled, handcuffed and transferred to Megiddo Prison.

On 9 April, Mazen was interrogated at Salem IDC while still shackled. His hands were also tied to the back of his chair for one hour. No lawyer or family member was present and he was not informed of his rights. The interrogator confronted him with statements from other village youths but Mazen denied throwing stones and Molotov cocktails.
Mazen states: “He was shouting and pounding the table to intimidate me. He threatened to detain me in a cell for a long time if I do not confess.”

Mazen signed a statement in Arabic and first appeared before a judge on 10 April.
Additional Data
Type of Case: Detained
Name: Mazen A.
Age: 16
Incident Date: Apr 08 2014
Type of Violation (Detention): Night arrest,Ill-treatment,Unlawful transfer
Unlawful Transfer Location (Detention): Megiddo

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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