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UNITED
NATIONS
A

        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/HRC/27/72
20 August 2014

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Human Rights Council
Twenty-seventh session
Agenda items 3, 4, 7, 9 and 10
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil,
political, economic, social and cultural rights,
including the right to development
Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention
Human rights situation in Palestine and other
occupied Arab territories
Racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related
forms of intolerance, follow-up to and implementation
of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action
Technical assistance and capacity-building



Communications report of Special Procedures*
Communications sent, 1 March to 31 May 2014;

Replies received, 1 May to 31 July 2014

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*The present report is circulated as received.


I. Introduction

1. Special procedures are mandated by the Human Rights Council to report to it on their activities.

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06/05/2014ISR 1/2014
Israel
OPT; Torture; Alleged ill-treatment and torture of three Palestinian children by Israeli Security Forces (ISF). According to the information received, three Palestinian children, X, Y and Z (all below the age of 18) were arrested by ISF in separate incidents on 19 April, 12 September and 7 November 2013 in the West Bank. All three children were accused of throwing stones and/or Molotov cocktails. During their detention at Beit Hamoshail (an Israeli military camp), Huwwara Interrogation and Detention Centre (south of Nablus) and Ari’el police station respectively, they were subjected to torture and ill-treatment, including solitary confinement, repeated beatings and being used as a human shield by ISF during confrontations with stone throwing youth. An Israeli soldier allegedly also extinguished a cigarette on the lips of one of the children. Furthermore, lawyers were not present during the interrogation of the children and none of them were informed of their rights. X was released after 21 days in Ofer military prison. Y and Z remain detained in Megiddo prison.
09/05/2014
JAL
ISR 1/2014
Israel
Freedom of
expression;
Freedom of
peaceful assembly
and of association;
Human rights
defenders; OPT;
Alleged ill-treatment and torture of three Palestinian children by Israeli Security Forces (ISF). According to the information received, three Palestinian children, X, Y and Z (all below the age of 18) were arrested by ISF in separate incidents on 19 April, 12 September and 7 November 2013 in the West Bank. All three children were accused of throwing stones and/or Molotov cocktails. During their detention at Beit
Hamoshail (an Israeli military camp), Huwwara Interrogation and Detention Centre (south of Nablus) and Ari’el police station respectively, they were subjected to torture and ill-treatment, including solitary confinement, repeated beatings and being used as a human shield by ISF during confrontations with stone throwing youth. An Israeli soldier allegedly also extinguished a cigarette on the lips of one of the children. Furthermore, lawyers were not present during the interrogation of the children and none of them were informed of their rights. X was released after 21 days in Ofer military prison. Y and Z remain detained in Megiddo prison.
28/05/2014
JUA
ISR 1/2014
Israel
Freedom of
expression;
Freedom of
peaceful assembly
and of association;
Human rights
defenders; OPT;
Summary
executions;
Alleged ill-treatment and torture of three Palestinian children by Israeli Security Forces (ISF). According to the information received, three Palestinian children, X, Y and Z (all below the age of 18) were arrested by ISF in separate incidents on 19 April, 12 September and 7 November 2013 in the West Bank. All three children were accused of throwing stones and/or Molotov cocktails. During their detention at Beit
Hamoshail (an Israeli military camp), Huwwara Interrogation and Detention Centre (south of Nablus) and Ari’el police station respectively, they were subjected to torture and ill-treatment, including solitary confinement, repeated beatings and being used as a human shield by ISF during confrontations with stone throwing youth. An Israeli soldier allegedly also extinguished a cigarette on the lips of one of the children. Furthermore, lawyers were not present during the interrogation of the children and none of them were informed of their rights. X was released after 21 days in Ofer military prison. Y and Z remain detained in Megiddo prison.

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