Detention - Mahdi M. (16)

02:15 Jun 22 2013 'Azzun, Qalqilya, West Bank

Mahdi M., 16, was arrested at night on charges of throwing stones.

Around 2:15 a.m., Israeli soldiers stormed Mahdi’s house,—telling his father they needed to speak with his son outside for five minutes—then binding, blindfolding and forcing him onto the floor of a military jeep without stating charges.

The jeep stopped at a military camp where Mahdi was detained in a room with others for approximately four hours before being transported to Ari’el Police Station. There, Mahdi was interrogated by an Israeli policeman without the presence of a lawyer, family member or any explanation of his rights. He denied throwing stones and signed a statement in Hebrew. Subsequently, he was photographed, fingerprinted and detained with three youths from ‘Azzun.

Soldiers again bound and blindfolded Mahdi, transferring him to Huwara Interrogation and Detention Center where he was detained on the ground. Mahdi describes, “I felt something being sprayed on my arms, legs and all over my clothes. It felt like powder and it was itchy.” He was detained in a cell overnight and transferred to Megiddo Prison in the morning.

After being held in a shared cell for a few hours, Mahdi was released near Jenin, at Salem checkpoint, and returned home.
Additional Data
Type of Case: Detained
Name: Mahdi M.
Age: 16
Incident Date: Jun 22 2013
Type of Violation (Detention): Night arrest,Ill-treatment,Unlawful transfer
Unlawful Transfer Location (Detention): Megiddo

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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