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Israel condemned for torture by shaking

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7016.1323a (Published 18 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1323

The use of vigorous shaking by Israeli security agents to interrogate prisoners has been severely criticised in separate reports by Amnesty International and Physicians for Human Rights. Shaking, which the reports warn is a form of torture with a potentially lethal outcome, is used mainly against suspected Islamic terrorists opposed to the Palestine Liberation Organisation's peace treaty with Israel. Physicians for Human Rights has released the necropsy report of Abd al-Samad Harizat, a Palestinian who died in custody after being severely …

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