Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories: Palestinian’s solitary confinement renewed: Ahmad Manasra

Ahmad Manasra’s solitary confinement was extended until 16 March 2023. At a hearing on 24 November in the Beersheba District Court, the Israel Prison Service requested to extend the solitary confinement by six months. The judge approved a four-month extension on the basis of secret evidence. Ahmad Manasra is a Palestinian arrested in 2015 at the age of 13, who has developed serious psychiatric conditions while in prison, and who has been in solitary confinement since early November 2021. His mental health has deteriorated to the level of life-threatening risk. Prolonged solitary confinement for more than 15 days is a violation of the absolute prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.

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