Showing posts with label International Law. Show all posts
Showing posts with label International Law. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor documents the torture of Palestinian detainees by occupation soldiers

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The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor said on Tuesday that it documented severe abuse and torture against civilians and Palestinian detainees during their arrest by the Israeli army in the West Bank recently.

Egregious acts of torture, abuse committed by Israeli army against Palestinian civilians in the West Bank --

The Geneva-based observatory added that it had seen video clips “showing Israeli soldiers dragging and abusing Palestinian civilians from the town of Yatta in Hebron in the south of the West Bank, after stripping them of their clothes, blindfolding them, and tying them by their hands and feet, then leaving them in the open for long hours.”

He pointed out that he obtained "other video clips of the same people immediately after their arrest, where the Israeli forces left them for two days inside an army camp. It turned out that they were the same detainees from the town of Yatta."

He said that the clips were published on an account on the (X) platform and a channel on (Telegram) “that includes soldiers from the Israeli army, and several video clips were published bragging about the torture of Palestinian detainees.”

The Observatory for Human Rights expressed "its shock at the exposure of Palestinian civilians during their arrest, some of whom appeared in civilian clothing and others completely stripped of their clothes, to brutal beatings with rifle butts and soldiers trampling on their heads."

He stressed, "Taking and torturing hostages and abusing them is prohibited under international law, which obliges all parties not to hold detainees under brutal conditions and to treat them humanely and not to violate the right to life."

He also stressed that hostage-taking and torture are considered war crimes, and those responsible for committing them, giving orders to do so, or failing to prevent them - when their situation allows it - bear criminal responsibility, including before the International Criminal Court.

Over the past few hours, tweeters and activists have circulated on social media video clips showing what they said were Israeli soldiers brutally torturing a number of Palestinian detainees.

Some clips circulated on social media show these detainees being stripped of their clothes, tied, and kicked violently and cruelly.

Some of them also show someone being covered with the Israeli flag, and another being forced to carry the Israeli flag in the middle of what looks like a dance party, in a scene that brought to mind what happened in Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, according to some commentators.


Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Guterres: Hamas attacks did not occur in a vacuum and do not justify Israel's mass killing in Gaza

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called - today, Tuesday - for a “humanitarian ceasefire” in the Gaza Strip, and said that the attacks of the Palestinian resistance do not justify Israel’s mass killing taking place in Gaza, while Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki considered that the Council’s failure to act to save the residents Gaza is “unforgivable.”

This came in an emergency session of the UN Security Council to discuss the situation in the Middle East and the Palestinian issue, after the escalation of confrontations between the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) and Israel.

"It is important to realize that Hamas's attacks did not occur in a vacuum, and that these attacks do not justify for Israel the mass killing taking place in Gaza." Guterres said.

He added, "In order to alleviate this enormous suffering, facilitate the guaranteed distribution of aid, and facilitate the release of hostages, I reiterate my call for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire."

He expressed "deep concern about the clear violations of international humanitarian law that we see in Gaza," adding, "Let us be clear: every party to any armed conflict is not above international humanitarian law."

Guterres stressed that the aid that has entered Gaza so far "is just a drop in the ocean of needs. In addition, the United Nations fuel stocks in Gaza will run out within days. This will be another disaster."

Monday, April 17, 2023

UK's Illegal wars and human rights violations in Islamic Societies

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Citing declassified materials, the organization, Declassified UK, reported that Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who held this post from 1997 to 2007, authorized a military operation against Iraq in December 1998, despite repeated warnings from legal advisers about the illegality of such actions.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Trump’s EO is a Muslim ban and violates the Constitution, according to International Refugee Assistance Project ("IRAP") v. Trump

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RICHMOND, Va. — In a 10-3 ruling, a federal appeals court today ruled President Trump’s revised Muslim ban executive order is unconstitutional (first EO was signed Jan. 27). The full Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals heard the case earlier this month.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Senate report on CIA torture program

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An exhaustive report by the Senate Intelligence Committee found the CIA tortured suspected

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Help Stop Torture

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Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

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