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Israel: Further information on legal concern / fear of torture

, Index number: MDE 15/029/1998

Hassan Yahia, Yahia Yahia and ‘Abbas Nakhla who were arrested in March 1998 have been released. ‘Adnan Yahia, Hussain Mar'i, Bilal Abu Ta'am and Hussain Nasr who were arrested with them are still in detention These people were reportedly arrested by Israeli forces on 3 March 1998 in the village of Tayba, in the Israeli occupied "security zone" in South Lebanon and were taken to Khiam Detention Centre. AI is concerned that the detainees may be ill-treated and tortured while held in incommunicado detention in Khiam.

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