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Israel and the Occupied Territories: Further information: Torture/ill-treatment/legal concern

, Index number: MDE 15/010/1993

The trial of Ahmad Sulayman Musa Qatamesh, which began on 3 December 1992, but has been postponed several times, is now due to resume on 2 August 1993. He alleged that during his interrogation he was tortured in incommunicado detention, and that he suffered from severe headaches, breathing difficulties and problems with his vision. On 10 December 1992 the Israeli authorities stated that the relevant authorities had acted within the legal guidelines (the fact sheet from the Ministry of Justice is attached). He is currently held in Ashqelen Prison in Israel. Ahmad Sa'dat 'Abd al-Rasul detained since November 1992, had his administrative detention order renewed for a further six months on 23 March 1993. He is now due for release on 22 September.

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