Detention - Taher A. (16)

15:00 Jun 25 2014 Qalqilya, West Bank

Taher A., 16, was arrested on multiple charges.

Around 3:00 p.m., Taher was watering trees when four children jumped the fence, shouting, “‘Run, soldiers are chasing us!’” Taher ran but soldiers apprehended and physically assaulted him with rifle stocks and barrels for approximately thirty minutes.

Taher's head and hand were bleeding profusely as soldiers bound, handcuffed, and blindfolded him, forcing him into a military jeep where he lost consciousness. While traveling, soldiers reportedly placed fireworks in his pocket.

Taher was physically assaulted multiple times during his detention. At Tzufin settlement, soldiers kicked and poured water over him, forcing him to repeatedly sit and stand for two hours, while still bleeding. Taher describes, “I felt I was going to die.”

Around 6:00 p.m., Taher’s wounds were stitched in a military clinic while still bound. Another soldier entered, pulled the fireworks from his pocket and accused him of lying.

Around 5:00 a.m., Taher was interrogated for five hours without the presence of a lawyer, family member, or any explanation of his rights. Taher was accused of throwing stones and Molotov cocktails but denied accusations.

On 26 June, Taher was interrogated in Huwara Interrogation and Detention Center, after speaking with a lawyer. Taher was kicked and insulted during interrogation, but denied accusations and requested to file a complaint against his assailants.

Around 11:00 p.m, he received a non-toxic shot in an Israeli hospital, and then was transferred to Megiddo Prison.

He first appeared before a judge on 29 June in Salem Military Court.
Additional Data
Type of Case: Detained
Name: Taher A.
Age: 16
Incident Date: Jun 25 2014
Type of Violation (Detention): Ill-treatment,Torture,Unlawful transfer
Unlawful Transfer Location (Detention): Megiddo

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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