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Is torture ‘Reasonable’ in the eyes of Israel’s Supreme Court?

Can Israelis trust a Court that permits torturing civilians to extract confessions to rule on what is considered 'reasonable'? Op-ed.

Is torture ‘Reasonable’ in the eyes of Israel’s Supreme Court?

Baseless detention of women and men in Iran

It is crucial that the international community do everything to help the people held in Iran, subject to torture and degradation. Op-ed.

Baseless detention of women and men in Iran

Where does this cruelty come from?

Amiram ben Uliel's prison conditions are worse than those of terrorist murderers, though his conviction was obtained through torture. Op-ed.

Where does this cruelty come from?

'An ugly scar on Israel's justice system'

That expression is how respected criminal law attorney Avigdor Feldman described the conviction of Ben Uliel to Arutz Sheva.

'An ugly scar on Israel's justice system'

Watch: Russian officer admits his soldiers tortured Ukrainians

Allegations of brutal interrogations, where Ukrainians were shot through the arms and knees to force them to talk.

Watch: Russian officer admits his soldiers tortured Ukrainians

Amiram Ben Uliel sues Shabak for injuries caused by torture

Confession extracted as a result was sole basis for conviction, attorney Menashe Yado of Honenu notes.

Amiram Ben Uliel sues Shabak for injuries caused by torture

Watch: Iranian activist recounts torture for protesting hijab

Shaparak Shajarizadeh, a human rights activist detained 4 years ago, says this is the beginning of the downfall of the Iranian regime.

Watch: Iranian activist recounts torture for protesting hijab

Is Amiram Ben Uliel a case for the Israeli Innocence Project?

Academic publications claim that 14-25% of the falsely convicted were convicted because of false confessions. A review is in order. Op-ed.

Is Amiram Ben Uliel a case for the Israeli Innocence Project?

UN committee to investigate allegations of PA torture

The PA signed on to the committee in an effort to prosecute Israel, but now finds itself under investigation for torturing 'collaborators'.

UN committee to investigate allegations of PA torture

Russians reportedly holding 600 Ukrainians in ‘torture chambers'

About 600 Ukrainian activists, journalists and POWs are said to be imprisoned in 'inhumane conditions' in a city occupied by Russia.

Russians reportedly holding 600 Ukrainians in ‘torture chambers'

A tale of torture

There is no Noam but it has been admitted that similar things happened to others. Should these confessions be accepted in court? .Op-ed.

A tale of torture

Anti-torture judge removed from Duma appeal

Supreme Court sets date of March 7 in appeal of Amiram Ben-Uliel, who claims his confession was obtained through torture.

Anti-torture judge removed from Duma appeal

Bashing Israel and keeping silent on Iran’s Raisi's torture

Even pregnant women were not exempt from Raisi's torturre chambers, but woke Westerners have not shown any interest. Op-ed.

Bashing Israel and keeping silent on Iran’s Raisi's torture

How will the minor from Duma use his time in prison?

A week before minor in Duma case reported to Ayalon Prison to serve prison term, he contacted friends with special request.

How will the minor from Duma use his time in prison?

PA arrests Arabs who agreed to be interviewed by Channel 13

"All they said was they'd prefer to have an Israeli ID card - now they're in PA torture facilities."

PA arrests Arabs who agreed to be interviewed by Channel 13

PA man arrested and tortured - for converting to Judaism

'Hear our brother's cry'. Advocacy group calls on PM to aid Arab man who was arrested, tortured by the PA for converting to Judaism.

PA man arrested and tortured - for converting to Judaism

Economic blow to PA:

Finance Ministry must compensate tortured Israeli collaborators

Israel must compensate NIS 14 million to 52 Arab collaborators with Israel arrested by PA security forces; monies to be withheld from PA.

Finance Ministry must compensate tortured Israeli collaborators

Swastika found on donkey in southern Israel

Police open investigation after vandals spray paint swastika on donkey.

Swastika found on donkey in southern Israel

Shin Bet interrogator called to testify in Duma arson trial

Evidence stage in Duma trial opens with calls not to allow investigation team head responsible for 'special methods' torture to testify.

Shin Bet interrogator called to testify in Duma arson trial

'Israel is silent in the face of the torture - this is racism'

Internal Affairs Committee discusses PA's torture of Arabs who sell land to Jews. 'It doesn't interest the left and human rights groups.'

'Israel is silent in the face of the torture - this is racism'

'Here's how they trump up cases in Israel'

Activists publish new booklet: 'Duma plot: Here's how they trump up a case in the State of Israel.'

'Here's how they trump up cases in Israel'

'PA should pay victims, not terrorists'

Attorney representing Arab victims of PA torture praises Supreme Court for rejecting PA petition against order to pay Arabs it tortured.

'PA should pay victims, not terrorists'

A conspiracy of silence on Palestinian Arab torture

A conspiracy of silence on Palestinian Arab torture

New report details PA, Hamas torture of dissidents

New report by Human Rights Watch details torture of dissidents under Hamas and Palestinian Authority.

New report details PA, Hamas torture of dissidents

NIS 1 million deducted from PA transfers over torture

Israel garnishes Palestinian Authority taxes to pay legal fees for those illegally jailed, tortured, in PA.

NIS 1 million deducted from PA transfers over torture

'Lebanon must probe torture of actor accused of aiding Israel'

Human Rights Watch urges Lebanon to investigate torture of actor and journalist accused of 'collaborating' with Israel.

'Lebanon must probe torture of actor accused of aiding Israel'

PA ordered to pay millions to Arab torture victims

Israeli court orders Palestinian Authority to pay compensation to Arabs arrested, tortured for allegedly 'collaborating' with Israel.

PA ordered to pay millions to Arab torture victims

Tortured minor's father: 'Justice emerges'

'We demand immediate release of our son from harsh detention and absolute isolation. These are the harshest prison conditions in Israel.'

Tortured minor's father: 'Justice emerges'

Duma affair:

Court rejects confessions obtained through torture

The court dismissed all confessions made by the defendants under torture. Confessions collected after the harsh interrogation still valid.

Court rejects confessions obtained through torture

Duma affair:

Suspect: Death is better than my life

Attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir, representing the suspect in the Duma affair, says confessions extracted under torture are inadmissible in court.

Suspect: Death is better than my life

Today:

Key decision expected today in Duma arson case

Court rules this afternoon whether confessions of Duma murder suspects are admissible despite having been extracted through torture.

Key decision expected today in Duma arson case

Rabbi Drukman:

'Who gives backing to such cruelty?'

Bnei Akiva Yeshivas head and religious Zionist leader relates to torture applied to Duma affair detainees: 'I'm shocked, hurt, and ashamed.'

'Who gives backing to such cruelty?'

'Shin Bet torture' exhibit in the heart of Tel Aviv

Activists demonstrate torture techniques that GSS interrogators allegedly used on detained Jewish minors.

'Shin Bet torture' exhibit in the heart of Tel Aviv

Confessions of Duma arson suspects waived

Prosecutor waives confessions obtained through illegal means, including the threat of torture.

Confessions of Duma arson suspects waived

The torture of a Jewish child

The torture of a Jewish child

Legalizing torture:

State claims torture of Duma interrogees is 'legal'

Prosecutor asks court to recognize 'exceptional measures' against detainees which were 'reasonable' in view of 'case irregularities.'

State claims torture of Duma interrogees is 'legal'

Human rights orgs abandon PA's Arab torture victims

Report: 'Arabs tortured by Palestinian Authority learn that human rights groups are only interested in cases that harm Israel’s reputation.'

Human rights orgs abandon PA's Arab torture victims

A first: Israeli court orders PA to compensate torture victims

Jerusalem court orders PA to compensate torture victims, including a man with a Jewish mother who was tortured to death.

A first: Israeli court orders PA to compensate torture victims

First time:

Finance Ministry withholds Palestinian Authority funds

Israel withholds PA funds to pay injured collaborators; 'Makes it clear Israel will stand by those who stood by it during war on terror.'

Finance Ministry withholds Palestinian Authority funds

Exclusive:

Father of tortured Israeli youth speaks out

Father of defendant in Duma murder case tells of two years since arrest; 'His confession was extracted under torture.'

Father of tortured Israeli youth speaks out

Two years later:

Court will decide whether arson suspect was tortured

Lod court to decide whether Jewish arson suspect's confession was made under torture or is acceptable in court.

Court will decide whether arson suspect was tortured

Chilling evidence:

PA's brutal torture of 'collaborators' with Israel

52 Arabs from Judea and Samaria to be compensated by PA for torture experienced on suspicions of collaboration with Israel.

PA's brutal torture of 'collaborators' with Israel

Jibril Rajoub receives lawsuit from US Arab family in New York

Family of US citizen tortured to death by PA security forces serves lawsuit to Jibril Rajoub, leader of security force, at JFK Airport.

Jibril Rajoub receives lawsuit from US Arab family in New York

Under-Reported: Torture in Palestinian Authority, Hamas prisons

Arab journalist in Jerusalem reports torture in non-Israeli jails is all but ignored by mainstream media.

Under-Reported: Torture in Palestinian Authority, Hamas prisons

4 arrested for racially-motivated kidnapping, torture in Chicago

Watch: White teenager with mental disabilities kidnapped, tortured for over 24 hours as assailants broadcast the incident live.

4 arrested for racially-motivated kidnapping, torture in Chicago

Documents: Canadian agencies helped Syria in torture cases

Newly revealed documents show that Canadian security agencies secretly cooperated with Syria in torturing 3 terror suspects soon after 9/11.

Documents: Canadian agencies helped Syria in torture cases

CIA Director: Trump won't make us waterboard

Brennan says he would not allow his agency to resume ‘enhanced interrogation' practices, even if ordered to do so by the future president.

CIA Director: Trump won't make us waterboard

'Tortured' Duma suspects' families demand Deputy AG resign

Families and supporters protest outside Deputy Attorney General's home, accusing him of 'hiding the torture and lying to the public.'

'Tortured' Duma suspects' families demand Deputy AG resign

False confession revealed in Duma arson case

Transcriptions of ISA interrogation show after AG gave torture permission, minor suspect confessed - but wasn't indicted.

False confession revealed in Duma arson case

Duma torture testimony revealed

Documents from Deputy Attorney General's visit exposed for first time, revealing he 'silenced' detailed testimony of severe torture.

Duma torture testimony revealed

Massive PA torture exposed by Palestinians

Palestinian human rights commission reveals cases of torture in Judea, Samaria and Gaza, with PA Security Forces taking part.

Massive PA torture exposed by Palestinians

No torture?

Attorney General approved torture of Duma suspects

Despite denials: sources reveal that Weinstein gave order to torture Jewish suspects 3 weeks ago - without informing Netanyahu.

Attorney General approved torture of Duma suspects

Israelis claim they were tortured by Palestinian police

Israeli Arab brothers who were arrested by the PA for growing marijuana in Ramallah claim they were tortured in custody by PA police.

Israelis claim they were tortured by Palestinian police

Duma suspect: Shin Bet is lying, there was torture

Jewish youth released Tuesday recounts 'frightening' ordeal while in the ISA's custody.

Duma suspect: Shin Bet is lying, there was torture

Parents of Duma suspects demand torture investigation

Parents of detainees condemn 'hasty arrests and harsh torture to force confessions of a crime our children did not commit.'

Parents of Duma suspects demand torture investigation

Watch: 'Duma torture' protests gain strength, target Shaked

Hundreds protest nationwide over alleged torture of Jewish suspects, demonstrate at homes of Jewish Home MKs who sided with interrogators.

Watch: 'Duma torture' protests gain strength, target Shaked

Lawyer demands Shin Bet torture investigation

Attorney notes charges of Duma suspect torture come from many sources and must be checked, warns confession may be inadmissible.

Lawyer demands Shin Bet torture investigation

Psychologists, social workers protest Shin Bet interrogation

Specialists petition Duma investigation's breach of basic rights that 'only exists in dark regimes,' note admission under torture invalid.

Psychologists, social workers protest Shin Bet interrogation

Rights group demands Justice Ministry check illegal torture

Civil Rights Association warns of 'heavy suspicion' that Duma arson investigation is breaking law, after lawyers reveal brutal torture.

Rights group demands Justice Ministry check illegal torture

'A black day for Israel'

Lawyers expose brutal torture against Duma suspects

After finally meeting suspects, lawyers tell of cruel torture, demand investigation end; 'minor hit in sensitive organs till numb to kicks.'

Lawyers expose brutal torture against Duma suspects