The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR
) has been denied access to clients detained by the Internal Security Service (ISS
) of the Government in Gaza. PCHR
affirm that such measures violate Palestinian law and relevant international standards, including the detainees’ right to have access to legal counsel. PCHR
is further concerned that access restrictions may be motivated by the desire to hide illegal practices against detainees, including torture and other forms of cruel treatment.