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Detained minor interrogated by ISA rushed to hospital

Friday, April, 15, 2016, 16:36 A detained minor interrogated by the ISA over the past few days and under an order prohibiting him from meeting with an attorney has been urgently evacuated to a hospital from an ISA facility. ISA officials informed the detainee’s family that he had been rushed to hospital, but are refusing at this stage to allow a member of his family to accompany him. The detained minor’s family stated that, “They took a healthy child from us and now he has been rushed to hospital. The concern that he is being tortured is changing from a concern to a certainty. We call on everyone who can, to do something. To not remain silent. This is a genuine matter of life and death.” Honenu Attorney Adi Kedar, who filed an urgent request for the minor to receive his legal right to be accompanied to the hospital by someone of his choosing, reported that, “The contempt for the rights of interrogated detainees has risen to the level of contempt for their health. We regard with severity the fact that despite the medical problem which arose, the intensive interrogation and also the refusal to allow the minor’s family and his attorney to meet with him still continue.” In response to the update that the ISA returned the minor to interrogation his family stated that, “There are no human rights in Israel. A healthy child was taken into interrogation. During the interrogation a medical problem arose which necessitated stopping the interrogation and evacuating the child for medical tests and treatment, and despite that he was returned to interrogation?? Where are human rights? Where is the limit?” Honenu Attorney Adi Kedar filed an urgent demand with the interrogating authorities that the interrogations be stopped immediately.

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