Detention - Ammar M. (14)

18:00 Jun 25 2014 Osarin, Nablus, West Bank

Ammar M., 14, was arrested for throwing stones.

Around 6:00 p.m., Ammar threw stones at an Israeli military jeep during a village raid.
Soldiers bound, blindfolded and briefly detained him at Za’tara checkpoint then stated that he would be released. However, after a radio conversation at the entrance to Osarin, a soldier informed Ammar of his arrest.

He was physically assaulted and detained for three hours at Za’tara checkpoint. Ammar recalls: “[A soldier] then wrapped both his hands around my neck and started squeezing it, and I felt I was choking. He kept doing it for about two minutes.”

He was detained overnight at Ari’el Police Station without food, water or bathroom access. Around 7:00 a.m, Ammar was interrogated without the presence of a lawyer, family member or any explanation of his rights. Ammar confessed to striking a military jeep with two stones.

On 26 June, he appeared before a judge in Salem Military Court. He was then taken to Ari’el Police Station and reportedly provided bad food, causing vomiting and severe diarrhea.

Around 6:00 p.m. an officer at Huwara District Coordination Office telephoned Ammar’s family and informed them of his arrest. He was then detained beside Taher A. (Ref. 16N14072), whose clothes were covered in blood, and had head and hand wounds. Around 3:00 a.m., both were transferred to Megiddo Prison.

Ammar notes that he was previously arrested on 8 March, 2014 and sentenced to 60 days in prison.
Additional Data
Type of Case: Detained
Name: Ammar M.
Age: 14
Incident Date: Jun 25 2014
Type of Violation (Detention): Ill-treatment,Coerced confession,Unlawful transfer
Unlawful Transfer Location (Detention): Megiddo

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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