Amnesty Sends New Human Rights Mission to Middle East
Rights group Amnesty International was set to send another mission to Israel and the occupied territories Saturday to examine potential human rights abuses during recent clashes in the region, the group's London office said.
The Amnesty delegates will examine the trials of people arrested over the past two months and hold talks with Palestinian and Israeli officials and human rights activists, the organization said.
The mission is Amnesty's third to the region since late September.
After its previous two missions, the group strongly criticized what it described as the excessive use of force and punitive attacks against Palestinians by Israeli security forces.
Its last report focused on what the human rights organization called breaches in judicial procedures in connection with the arrest and detention of Palestinians, including children.
Israeli police enjoy virtual immunity to ill-treat both Arabs and Jews, including children, with beatings, threats and intimidation, the London-based rights group said last week – LONDON (AFP)
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