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Israel condemned for torture of Palestinian detainees

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 17 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1433
  1. Josh Hamilton
  1. New York

    The Committee Against Torture, a United Nations human rights body in Geneva, has condemned Israel's systematic use of interrogation methods that it said amount to torture.

    Ambassador Corlette Avital, consul general of Israel in New York, rejected the committee's findings while simultaneously defending the use of force against prisoners on the grounds that the government's “first responsibility” …

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