tisdag 23 oktober 2018

HRW: Palestinska myndigheten och Hamas skyldiga till systematisk tortyr

En rapport från Human Right Watch säger att både den palestinska myndigheten med Abbas i spetsen och Hamas gör sig skyldig till tortyr av dem som vågar kritisera regimerna i Gaza eller på västbanken.

Abbas and Hamas use systematic torture to crush dissent – Human Rights Watch

Palestine: Authorities Crush Dissent
Arbitrary Arrests, Torture Systematic (HRW)
(Ramallah) – The Fatah-led Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and Hamas authorities in Gaza routinely arrest and torture peaceful critics and opponents, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. As the Palestinian Authority-Hamas feud has deepened, each has targeted the other’s supporters. 

The 149-page report, “‘Two Authorities, One Way, Zero Dissent:’ Arbitrary Arrest and Torture Under the Palestinian Authority and Hamas,” evaluates patterns of arrest and detention conditions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, 25 years after the Oslo Accords granted Palestinians a degree of self-rule over these areas and more than a decade after Hamas seized effective control over the Gaza Strip. Human Rights Watch detailed more than two dozen cases of people detained for no clear reason beyond writing a critical article or Facebook post or belonging to the wrong student group or political movement.

“Twenty-five years after Oslo, Palestinian authorities have gained only limited power in the West Bank and Gaza, but yet, where they have autonomy, they have developed parallel police states,” said Tom Porteous, deputy program director at Human Rights Watch. “Calls by Palestinian officials to safeguard Palestinian rights ring hollow as they crush dissent.”

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