Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Israeli High Court Rejects Petitions to Probe Torture Claims

Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA 
JERUSALEM, August 7, 2012 (WAFA) – The Israeli High Court of Justice rejected two petitions calling to open a criminal investigation into every complaint of torture or abuse of suspects during interrogation conducted by the Israeli General Security Services (GSS), also known as the Shin Bet, Tuesday reported the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.
The petitions, submitted by several human rights organizations about a year ago, after statistics showed that none of the complaints made against Shin Bet interrogators were probed between 2001 and 2008.
Haaretz featured Israeli judge saying the ruling came out of consideration for the Shin Bet's work and for fear of false complaints for political and ideological reasons.