News About Prisoners

Leaked pictures show torture of Palestine prisoner in Israel prison

A number of pictures leaked to mass media show the grave effects of the severe torture of Palestinian prisoner, Walid Hanatsha, inside an Israeli prison, Shehab News Agency reported on Friday. The pictures demonstrated the effects of torture on different parts of the prisoner’s body, including his neck, thighs and legs. Bayan Hanatsha, the prisoner’s wife, revealed that her husband was […]

How Israel tortures Palestinians

Israel is committing crimes against humanity by torturing Palestinian detainees, prisoners rights group Addameer suggested in a recent report. Israel’s denial of fair trials to prisoners may also constitute war crimes, the group stated. Addameer had been collecting evidence on Israel’s use of torture and ill-treatment against Palestinian detainees since late August. Prison officers were found to have […]

Podcast Ep 11: Israeli jailers break Palestinian’s ribs

On Episode 11 of The Electronic Intifada Podcast, we speak with Lana Ramadan of the Palestinian prisoners rights group Addameer. Ramadan talks about the recent raid by Israeli soldiers on the Addameer headquarters in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah and the September arrest, interrogation and torture of Samer Arbeed. Arbeed was hospitalized with serious injuries, including 11 broken […]

Nael al-Barghouthi: Four decades in prison for seeking a free Palestine

Nael al-Barghouthi, a Palestinian from the West Bank village of Kobar, has spent nearly four decades in Israeli prisons. In 2009, he broke the Guinness World Record for the world’s longest-serving political prisoner. Israeli occupation forces initially detained Barghouthi in April 1978, but he was released in a 2011 prisoner exchange deal before being rearrested three years […]

Rights Attorneys Ask Court to Vacate 2005 Conviction and LWOP Sentence After Khashoggi Revelations

Contact: press@ccrjustice.org Same Saudi Agency Involved in Cover-Up Denied Torture of Ahmed Abu Ali October 3, 2019, Alexandria, VA – Last night, the Center for Constitutional Rights asked a federal court to vacate the conviction and life-without-parole sentence of Ahmed Abu Ali in light of new evidence stemming from the Saudi government’s cover-up of the torture […]

Palestinian tortured by Israel is in critical condition

Human rights groups are condemning Israel for the torture of Samer Arbeed. Arbeed is in critical condition following his interrogation by Israel’s domestic intelligence agency, the Shin Bet. A coalition of Palestinian human rights groups says Israel is responsible “for torturing and critically injuring” Arbeed during his arrest and interrogation. An Israeli special forces unit seized Arbeed from […]

Palestinian Woman in Administrative Detention Begins 8th Day of Hunger Strike

A Palestinian woman was sentenced to five months of “administrative detention” after she was detained en route to the occupied West Bank region on August 20, the Palestinian Detainees Committee said.  Heba Al-Labadi, a 24-year-old Palestinian woman with Jordanian citizenship, has been held without charge in the Al-Damon detention center, the Palestinian Detainees Committee said […]