Thursday, January 30, 2014

Israel's Military Prosecution Denies parents Rights to accompany Children to Court

Israel’s Military Prosecution Denies Parents Right to Accompany Children

Israeli soldiers severely beat Hendi S, 17, after arresting him on Sept. 19 on suspicion of stone throwing, according to his affidavit, and one of them burned his arm with a cigarette.

Ramallah, January 16, 2014—Israel’s military prosecution denied last week the parents of a Palestinian child called upon to testify in an investigation over his alleged abuse by Israeli soldiers from accompanying their son. The decision contradicts a previous precedent set by the prosecution in summer 2012, allowing “a close relative (father or mother) who is not a lawyer” to be present during a child’s deposition.

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