Detention - Mohammad S. (17)

03:00 Apr 29 2014 Ya'bad, Jenin, West Bank

Around 3:00 a.m., an estimated 15 Israeli soldiers stormed Mohammad’s house, gathering all the family members in the living room. Mohammad was bound with plastic cords, blindfolded and and physically assaulted inside a military jeep.

Mohammad recollects: “[O]ne of them grabbed my head hard, lowered it down and shoved it under one of the seats, whereas the other soldiers kept hitting and kicking me for around half an hour. I was screaming in pain.”

At Dotan Military Camp, he was detained outside in hot conditions—still bound and blindfolded, and denied water and bathroom use. Around 4:00 p.m., he was transported on the floor of a metal jeep to Megiddo Prison, arriving around 8:00 p.m. after multiple stops.

On 30 April, Mohammad was interrogated at Salem Interrogation and Detention Center for one hour without the presence of a lawyer, family member, or any explanation of his rights. Mohammad confessed to throwing one stone and one Molotov cocktail in an olive grove, not at soldiers as accused. He signed a confession in Arabic after reading and understanding it.

Mohammad first appeared before a judge on 1 May and on 7 May, his trial was adjourned until 27 May.
Additional Data
Type of Case: Detained
Name: Mohammad S.
Age: 17
Incident Date: Apr 29 2014
Type of Violation (Detention): Night arrest,Ill-treatment,Coerced confession,Unlawful transfer
Unlawful Transfer Location (Detention): Megiddo

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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