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HCJ 5188/96 - Al Kaka v. General Security Service et al. Petition for Order Nisi and Interim Order
Court Documents | 5188/96 | 19.7.1996

HaMoked's petition on behalf of two detainees, to instruct the ISA to cease using torture during their interrogations. The petitioners are interrogated through the use of stress positions, overtightening of handcuffs, covering their head with a sack, sleep deprivation and other torture methods. HaMoked claims that according to the criminal code, it is absolutely prohibited to use force or violence against a person who is being interrogated; even the "necessity clause" is not met in such cases. HaMoked asks the Court to rule that the use of force during interrogations is illegal and contrary to the state's values, even if used systematically against people suspected of attempting to harm it.

[GSS, later known as ISA]
Updates
9.7.2009
The Court rejected an application under the Contempt of Court Ordinance in the petition against the ISA's use of torture in interrogations: the application was submitted by HaMoked: Center for the Defence of the Individual, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel and the Public Committee against Torture in Israel
mail@hamoked.org.il (02) 627 1698   (02) 627 6317

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