Detention - Ihab A. (17)

11:00 Apr 23 2014 Osarin, Nablus, West Bank

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

Israeli soldiers delivered two summons to Ihab’s home while he was working in Israel. The first was delivered around 11th April, 3:00 a.m. When Ihab failed to report to Huwara District Coordination Office (DCO), a second summons was delivered on 20 April, 2:00 a.m, requiring him to appear on 23 April, 11:00 a.m.

When he reached Huwara DCO, Ihab was strip searched and placed under arrest without knowing charges. Ihab witnessed soldiers physically assaulting Mesleh M. (Ref. 16N140680) before soldiers kicked and hit him.

At Huwara Interrogation and Detention Center (IDC) Ihab and Mesleh were repeatedly physically and verbally assaulted until approximately 5:00 p.m.

Ihab recollects: “[A] soldier approached me, pulled me hard, took me behind a wall and started beating me hard. He punched me and slapped me many times [. . . ] for about 15 minutes at least.

Around midnight, Ihab was handcuffed, shackled and transported to Megiddo prison. After a few hours of sleep, Ihab was taken to Salem military court, where he first appeared before a judge on 24 April and learned that he was accused of throwing stones.

Following court, Ihab was interrogated in Salem IDC without the presence of a lawyer, family member or any explanation of his rights. When Ihab denied throwing stones or Molotov cocktails, the interrogator punched Ihab’s chest and his head. After two hours, Ihab signed a denial statement in Arabic after having understood it.
Additional Data
Type of Case: Detained
Name: Ihab A.
Age: 17
Incident Date: Apr 23 2014
Type of Violation (Detention): Ill-treatment,Torture,Unlawful transfer
Unlawful Transfer Location (Detention): Megiddo

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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