U.N.: Israel Should Reveal Secret Torture Centers, If They Exist
16 May 09 | Ha’aretz
The United Nations urged Israel to reveal secret torture facilities, if the country operated such centers, in a report published Friday by the world body’s Committee Against Torture.
In reference to information provided by Israel that a detention center run by the Shin Bet security services known as “Facility 1391” was no longer operational, the committee wrote: “The State party should investigate and disclose the existence of any other such facility and the authority under which it has been established.”
The committee also said it was concerned that the Supreme Court has found that Israeli authorities acted reasonably in not conducting investigations into allegations of torture and poor detention conditions in the facility, which Israel said was closed in 2006.
For the first time, the committee dealt with allegations of Palestinian human rights infringements in Friday’s report. >>>
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