torture

Solidarity hunger strike brings end to 570-day isolation of Palestinian prisoner

A nine-day solidarity hunger strike by more than one hundred Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails brings end to nineteen-month solitary confinement of fellow prisoner.

CIA cites Israeli court ruling to "justify" torture program

Israeli ruling provided a “novel” excuse for inflicting pain on detainees, according to a 2001 CIA memo. 

“You inspire me,” Alicia Keys tells singer who fundraises for Israeli army

Alicia Keys (center) posing with Idan Raichel (left) and Ali Paris aka Ali Amr (right)  PHOTO: Alicia Keys on Facebook
Why is an artist who just declared her commitment to social justice so closely tied to Idan Raichel, an advocate of the Israeli army who endorses torture?

Defense moves for new trial for Palestinian American Rasmea Odeh

Odeh’s lawyers continue to press for her release from jail as they argue her trial denied her the right to due process and a fair trial.

Defense promises to appeal guilty verdict against Rasmea Odeh

Palestinian American community leader faces prison time and deportation.

Rasmea Odeh takes the stand in her own defense

Odeh told her story to a federal jury but under strict instructions from the judge not to mention her history of torture by Israeli occupation authorities.

Feminist scholars to Obama: End prosecution of Palestinian survivor of sexual torture

24 October 2014

Rasmea Odeh’s story encompasses some of the most urgent feminist struggles of our times.

Video: Settlers cheer as Israeli soldiers attack disabled Palestinian child

The incident occurred in Hebron, whose Palestinian residents are relentlessly targeted by Israeli occupation army and settler violence.

Israel tortures prisoners captured in Gaza invasion

Joe Catron
Gaza City
17 September 2014

Two dozen Palestinians from Gaza remain in Israeli detention; captors have threatened to rape the men’s wives.

Palestinian American activist asks judge to drop charges based on “illegal” US investigation

The trial of Rasmea Yousef Odeh will begin on 4 November but the Palestinian American community leader hopes that the judge will dismiss the charges against her when he rules on key defense motions next month.

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