Torture in Israel

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6991.1413a (Published 27 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1413
  1. Derek Summerfield
  1. Principal psychiatrist Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, London NW3 3EJ

    EDITOR,—Jon Immanuel may not have intended to be an apologist for torture in Israel, but his review does insufficient justice to the stark material gathered by Human Rights Watch and other bodies.1 Over 100000 Palestinians have been arrested since 1987, thousands of whomentered the closed world of Israeli interrogation centres. Amnesty International concurs with Human Rights Watch that torture is institutionalised during interrogation and 90% of convictions in military courts are based on a “confession” alone. The International Committee of the Red Cross, the only …

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