Tuesday, December 28, 2010

When the Exception Becomes the Rule: Incommunicado Holding of Palestinian Detainees


70 to 90 percent of GSS interrogees were denied meetings with an attorney for more than two weeks, in order to pressure them to confess
Many detainees reported torture, violence and abuse in interrogations while being prevented from meeting a lawyer
The new report by the Public Committee Against Torture reveals, for the first time, the extent and application of the prevention order exception, which to this date remains protected by official ISA secrecy
When the Exception Becomes the Rule.pdf1.06 MB