Detention - Ahmad H. (17)

03:00 Jun 3 2014 Burqin, Jenin, West Bank

Ahmad H., 17, was detained on charges of throwing stones and firing a homemade rifle

Around 3:00 a.m., Israeli soldiers stormed Ahmad’s home. Ahmad was tightly bound and blindfolded, causing him pain. Ahmad states: “I begged him to loosen it up because I had undergone a surgery to my right eye. I told him my eye was hurting, but he shouted at me and ordered me to shut up.”

He was physically assaulted while seated on the metal floor of a military jeep. Ahmad spoke with a soldier in a military clinic about his injured eye but received no medical care.

Ahmad reached Huwara Interrogation and Detention Center (IDC) around 6:30 a.m. There he was strip searched by soldiers who discovered and confiscated his eye drops.

Ahmad was detained with an adult (40) for four hours without food or water. When he requested a bathroom, the soldier ordered him to use a tree. Around 10:00 a.m., he was handcuffed, shackled and transported to Megiddo Prison.

On 8 June, he was questioned in Salem IDC with his feet and hands tied. No lawyer or family member was present and his rights were not explained. The interrogator accused him of throwing stones, distributing homemade grenades and firing a home-made rifle. After the interrogator threatened to send him to Al Jalame IDC, Ahmad confessed to throwing stones and signed an Arabic statement.

Ahmad first appeared before a judge on 5 June in Salem Military Court.
Additional Data
Type of Case: Detained
Name: Ahmad H.
Age: 17
Incident Date: Jun 03 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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