The above, a prominent human rights defender, is in detention after being questioned about a recent interview he gave to the New York Times on 6 May 1996 in which he described human rights violations under the Palestinian Authority, including arbitrary arrests and torture. AI believes that he is a...
About 700 suspected supporters of Hamas or Islamic Jihad have been arrested in a wave of arrests following the recent suicide bombings in Israel. AI is concerned that some may face torture or ill-treatment during interrogation.
‘Attiya Abu Nuqayreh, 26, Ala’ ‘Akel, 23: the death sentences on the above were commuted on 21 March 1996.
Palestinian Authority: further information on: fear for safety and new concern: prisoner of conscience: Bassem Eid
Bassem Eid, a researcher at B’Tselem, a human rights organization based in Jerusalem, was arrested on 2 January 1996 by members of the Palestinian security forces.