ISA interrogation: Violence, humiliation, Shabbat violation

Thursday, April 14, 2016, 22:11 After 10 days of interrogation in ISA facilities, one of the five detainees in a current case, Shenior Dana, met for the first time with an attorney. Dana revealed to Honenu Attorney Aharon Roza what he had experienced and painted a grim picture of violated rights, humiliation, brutality and trampled religious rights.
Dana told Roza that the interrogations were carried out during most of the hours of the day and the night, severely depriving him of sleep for days on end. During interrogations his arms were handcuffed behind his back for many hours, causing pain, and from time to time he was subjected to actual physical violence, sometimes as if it was accidental.
The interrogators also denied the detainees their religious needs and purposefully offended their religious sensibilities. Dana stated that during Shabbat, for many hours, loud music was played in the interrogation rooms, the interrogators smoked very close to him and from time to time offered him a smoke. Additionally all week long he was refused time to pray.
Dana reported that during interrogations the ISA interrogators humiliated him and threatened him, saying that they have various ways and methods to injure him and his relatives.
Honenu Attorney Aharon Roza responded to what he heard from Dana: “Today, in a discussion I was permitted to have with the detainee Shenior Dana, after he had been barred from meeting with me for almost 10 days, I was horrified to hear that in the framework of the ISA investigation, and in the framework of interrogation methods which someone delusional thinks are legitimate, a religious man was taken for interrogation on Shabbat, a telephone playing extremely loud music was placed in front of his face, cigarettes were lit in front of him, and he was offered a smoke. There are no words to describe the goings-on other than embarrassment and disgrace.”
On Thursday, April 15, the Petah Tikva Magistrate Court extended Dana’s remand by four days, until Monday, April 18, at which time he will be brought with the other detainees to a court deliberation.
The four other detainees in the case have not been allowed to meet with an attorney, some of them for over 10 days. This situation necessitated special authorization from the Central District Court, which authorized the order prohibiting the detainees from meeting with an attorney for an additional four days.

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