Detention - Ahmad K. (13)

14:00 May 23 2013 Birqin, Jenin, West Bank

[Joint Case]

Osama S. (13) and Ahmad K. (13) were arrested on charges of possessing explosives.

Around 2:00 p.m., Osama and Ahmad were walking to a restaurant when two Israeli military vehicles pursued them.

Soldiers dragged youths inside the jeeps, physically assaulting them en route to Al Jalame checkpoint where soldiers ordered them to strip down to their underwear and brutally beat them.

Next, soldiers forced the boys to walk to a military watchtower, sexually harassed and physically assaulted them again. Bound, blindfolded and still in their underwear, they were made to walk—barefoot, on hot pavement—to a jeep, photographed with soldiers, forced onto the metal floor and further beaten.

They were interrogated separately at an unknown location—still undressed—without the presence of a lawyer, family member or any explanation of their rights. The interrogator showed them bags of explosives, accusing them of possession.

When Osama denied charges and refused to sign a statement without knowing its contents, he reports: “He brought a metal club from behind the table and started hitting me hard on my back and legs [ . . . ] He beat me with the door open so Ahmad could see it. ”

Osama signed the statement which he later discovered was a confession. Ahmad was also beaten with the metal club during interrogation and signed a statement—without knowing it was a confession.

After many hours without food or water, Ahmad recalls: “Late at night, they brought food and put it in the toilet that smelled horribly. They ordered us to enter the toilet and eat the food, but we refused.”

Subsequently, Osama and Ahmad were transferred to Megiddo prison. They first appeared before a judge in Salem Military Court on 26 May.
Additional Data
Type of Case: Detained
Name: Ahmad K.
Age: 13
Incident Date: May 23 2013
Type of Violation (Detention): Ill-treatment,Torture,Coerced confession,Unlawful transfer
Unlawful Transfer Location (Detention): Megiddo

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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