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SUMMARY RECORD OF THE 29th MEETING
Held at the Palais des Nations, Geneva,
on Thursday, 3 April 2003, at 3 p.m.
Chairperson: Mr. KARIYAWASAM (Sri Lanka)
QUESTION OF THE VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD, ...
The meeting was called to order at 3.05 p.m.
22. The issue of Palestinian and Lebanese prisoners and prisoners from the occupied Syrian Golan was one that had received little attention from the international community. He called for the release of all Lebanese detainees from Israeli prisons and for disclosure of the whereabouts of those missing; for a mission of inquiry to investigate the inhuman conditions of detention; for the release of women and children detainees; for an end to the administrative detention policy; for the prosecution of those responsible for torture; and for the release of all Arab prisoners in the occupied Golan and all other Arabs held in Israeli prisons.
23. Lastly, he said that the trial of Mr. Marwan El-Barghouti should be declared improper on the grounds that he was an elected parliamentary representative.