Detention - Sa'd D. (17)

02:00 May 20 2014 Beita, Nablus, West Banka

Sa’d D., 17, was arrested on charges of throwing stones and Molotov cocktails.

Around 2:00 a.m., Israeli soldiers stormed Sa’d’s home, arresting him without stating charges. Sa’ad was physically and verbally assaulted multiple times during his detention—punched and hit on the head with rifle stocks. After being handcuffed, shackled and blindfolded, he was forced to sit on the metal floor of a military jeep with his head lowered between his knees until approximately 4:30 a.m.

At Huwara Interrogation and Detention Center (IDC), Sa’d describes: “They made me stand against a wall, pointed their rifles at me and cocked them all at once as if they wanted to shoot me.” He was strip searched twice in front of several Israeli soldiers who laughed at and insulted him.

Later, at Petah Tikva IDC, Sa’d was detained in a cold room and threatened during interrogation. No lawyer or family member was present during this or other interrogation sessions and his rights were not explained.

Sa’d was interrogated 7 or more times (each approx. 2 hrs.) while held in solitary confinement for 14 days. He also spent one day with an informant. Citing harsh detention conditions, he confessed to throwing stones, Molotov cocktails and membership in the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine. After confessing, Sa’d was transferred to Megiddo Prison.

On 21 May, Sa’d first appeared before a judge in Petah Tikva Military Court. On 8 June, his detention was extended for the duration of legal proceedings.
Additional Data
Type of Case: Detained
Name: Sa'd D.
Age: 17
Incident Date: May 20 2014
Type of Violation (Detention): Night arrest,Ill-treatment,Solitary Confinement,Coerced confession,Unlawful transfer
Solitary Confinement Location (Detention): Petah Tikva
Unlawful Transfer Location (Detention): Megiddo,Petah Tikva

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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