Palestine: Social Justice Activist Tortured and Punished for Going on Hunger Strike

Suha Jbara began her hunger strike on November 22 in protest against her detention and torture by Palestinian security forces. Her next court hearing is scheduled for 6 December 2018.

Suha Jbara told Amnesty International that she was beaten, slammed against a wall and threatened with sexual violence by interrogators.

Amnesty met with her in prison and got first-hand testimony of her brutal treatment at the hands of her interrogators. She told the organization that she has suffered relentless harassment to end her hunger strike she began in protest over her detention and torture.

According to a report released by Amnesty International “On 3 November at 8pm, Suha Jbara was arrested by Palestinian Security Forces from her home in Turmusaya near Ramallah in the West Bank, And taken to Jericho Detention and Interrogation Center used by the Joint Security Committee.”

 

 

Image adapted from: “FREE PALESTINE !” by Alisdare Hickson is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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