Detention - Median D. (17)

02:00 May 15 2014 'Azzun, Qalqilya, West Bank

Median D., 17, was detained on accusations of throwing stones and Molotov cocktails.

Around 2:00 a.m., 15 Israeli soldiers stormed Median’s house, informing his father that his son would be taken to Ari’el Police Station. A soldier dragged Median from his house by his shirt, then bound, blindfolded, and slapped him before placing him in a military jeep. Soldiers permitted Median to step outside while vomiting.

Around noon, Median reached Ari’el Police Station. His blindfold was removed and he was detained with three others, including Monther S. (Ref. 16N14067). They were denied water, food and bathroom access for approximately four hours. Subsequently, Median recalls: “[Soldiers] . . . brought us food food that was disgusting and we did not eat it. The water was hot, but we had to drink it because we were thirsty. We had to drink it with our hands still tied from front.”

Prior to interrogation, Median was shackled and handcuffed. No lawyer or family member was present and his rights were not explained. The interrogator accused Median of throwing stones and Molotov cocktails, threatening to arrest and cause him to miss his Tawjihi exams (required for graduation). After one hour, Median was permitted to speak to a lawyer very briefly on the phone, in the interrogator’s presence. Median denied accusations and refused to sign a statement in Hebrew. He was detained a further half hour then released to his family.

Median notes that he has been detained twice previously—5 months (Megiddo prison) in 2012, and 5 days in 2013.
Additional Data
Type of Case: Detained
Name: Median D.
Age: 17
Incident Date: May 15 2014
Type of Violation (Detention): Night arrest,Ill-treatment

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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