Detention - Anas L. (17)

22:30 Jul 4 2014 Qalqilya, West Bank

Anas L., 17, was detained on charges of throwing stones and Molotov cocktails.

Around 10:30 p.m., Anas and his brother encountered clashes between Palestinian children and Israeli soldiers who were performing a village raid. When soldiers fired stun guns and teargas canisters, the children dispersed.

As Anas and his brother were walking, four soldiers emerged from behind bushes and physically assaulted them. Anas’s eye and stomach were injured. His brother sustained arm and head injuries, and a broken nose.

Soldiers assaulted Anas multiple time during the course of his detention—including stepping on his back and striking him with a tin board.

Anas was bound, blindfolded and transported to Tzufin settlement with his brother. They were detained on the ground outside until noon the next day.

Around 8:00 p.m., Anas was strip searched in Huwara Interrogation and Detention Center and detained overnight. He was handcuffed, shackled and transferred to Ari’el Police Station the following midday.

Interrogation took place without the presence of a lawyer or family member. Anas was informed him of his right to remain silent and denied all accusations. The interrogator ordered him to sign a Hebrew statement, reportedly characterizing its contents this way: “‘In page one you sold me your trousers. In page two you sold me your shirt. In page three you sold me your underwear; which means you're going to prison naked.’”

Anas was transferred to Megiddo prison after interrogation. He first appeared before a judge on 7 July in Salem Military Court.
Additional Data
Type of Case: Detained
Name: Anas L.
Age: 17
Incident Date: Jul 04 2014
Type of Violation (Detention): Ill-treatment,Unlawful transfer
Unlawful Transfer Location (Detention): Megiddo

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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